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What did you have for breakfast today? [old]

Miri1 Apr 19, 2012 12:16 PM

(Note: There is a new breakfast thread at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/851948 )

What did you have for breakfast today? I'll start: a piece of homemade bread, toasted, with butter, andsome strawberries.

Your turn!

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    vttp926 Jun 24, 2012 05:47 PM

    I had dim sum yesterday and today for what is my breakfast/lunch. YUM!!!!

    1. scubadoo97 Jun 17, 2012 08:43 AM

      Had a great father's day breakfast. Used yellow beet tops/stems which were braised with an onion until tender. Hit it with a little sherry vinegar and a little red pepper flakes as well as salt and pepper then diced a tomato and added it near the end until it softened a bit.

      Made a fried egg with a runny yolk which sat on top of the greens and topped with shavings of a firm goat cheese. A warm naan on the side.

      1. EWSflash Jun 10, 2012 11:07 AM

        Leftover cheese enchiladas that I made last night but didn't eat, with a nice fried egg on top

        1. JenJeninCT Jun 9, 2012 07:23 PM

          6:45am at a McDonald's at a rest stop on I-95, was way too early meeting someone, and ended up waiting for an hour. Even an iPhone only keeps you busy for so long, especially when you're on 4 1/2 hours sleep and no coffee. I went in just to get coffee- which was AWFUL- but ended up also getting an order of cinnamon melts which were just downright evil. Sweet in the morning is not my norm, but oh.my.god. Never had them before- I ate every bite.

          Then at 9:30, met friends at the diner for 2 eggs over easy on top of 1 slice of buttered white toast, 2 slices of very crispy bacon (I think it was deep fried), well done home fries and OJ. Stopped at Dunkin Donuts on the way home for a large french vanilla with a caramel flavor shot with cream and sugar for me and large regular for DH.

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          1. re: JenJeninCT
            alkapal Jun 20, 2012 09:09 AM

            bloomberg is gonna gps you, girlfriend.

          2. Felicity7 Jun 9, 2012 06:46 PM

            Cottage cheese with banana and pineapple.

            1. GraceW Jun 9, 2012 05:07 PM

              For better or worse, I had 2 giant homemade chocolate chip cookies--with coffee.

              (Since it is now summer, I will not be baking anymore.. so I guess the cookies were celebrating the end of baking for a many months.)

              1. gaffk Jun 9, 2012 04:49 PM

                Today was a good day. I had my usual pedestrian breakfast: fried egg, cheese and bacon wrap. And of course, Pepsi, coffee and ice water. Then off to the Farmer's Market where I got the most amazing pan au chocolat from a local French bakery--flaky, buttery pastry with a rich dark chocolate inside. And more coffee.

                I also picked up a baguette at this same stand and a local farmer's garlic and chive cheese and salted butter. (These items will appear in the lunch thread.) I picked up some fruit as well, but they did not figure into today's meals.

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                  mamachef Jun 9, 2012 04:58 PM

                  Oooooh pain au chocolat. Sometimes when I'm really really craving one I'll just shove squares of chocolate into a warm brioche or croissant, but that's really not the same.
                  I was able to get a duck at a local market this week, and what was left was turned into duck hash, w/ diced red potatoes and white onion, fried until crunchy in duck fat. Topped that off with poached eggs, and washed it all down w/ the proverbial Pepsi cola, which did indeed hit the spot. :)

                  1. re: mamachef
                    gaffk Jun 9, 2012 06:28 PM

                    Duck hash fried crunchy . . . sounds wonderful. There was no duck at the market this morning, but I did score some great beef. (And some scallions I suspect are on steroids :) You have me thinking back to a duck and ramp dish I had a few years back in Cape May.

                    And yes, the pan au chocolat was divine on a beautiful Saturday morning. The owner is not only a French-trained baker, but a choclatier as well. Is it next Saturday yet?

                2. ChristinaMason Jun 3, 2012 06:01 PM

                  Today was cottage cheese topped w/ sliced strawberries, banana, and peaches.

                  Yesterday I made a delicious scramble: sauteed diced onion and diced kielbasa, then folded in a bunch of fresh baby spinach until just wilted, seasoned with garlic powder and pepper, then added several eggs whisked with s&p and a scoop of cottage cheese and cooked until set. It was great.

                  1. scubadoo97 Jun 3, 2012 12:12 PM

                    Crusty rosemary bread with a big dollop of whitefish spread topped with diced campari tomatoes and sliced basil leaves.

                    1. maabso Jun 1, 2012 08:05 AM

                      coffee and ww toast with jarlsberg cheese and sliced cucumbers!

                      1. linguafood Jun 1, 2012 08:00 AM

                        Whole grilled mackerel with horseradish, tartar sauce, lemon, red onion & pickled ginger. Awesomeness.

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                          EWSflash Jun 10, 2012 11:08 AM


                        2. John E. Jun 1, 2012 07:50 AM

                          Today I had 1/2 of an undercooked apple fritter.

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                            jujuthomas Jun 1, 2012 06:12 AM

                            Since it took a little while for this to load this morning, I started part 2...

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                              Mer_Made Jun 1, 2012 04:54 AM

                              Coffee and peanut butter and jam on a toasted hot dog bun. Yes, I know I need to go to the grocery store. At least the jam was homemade black raspberry.

                              1. huiray Jun 1, 2012 04:52 AM

                                Bak Kut Teh
                                with Yau Char Kwai & white rice.


                                1. Caroline1 May 31, 2012 11:24 PM

                                  This morning for breakfast I had seventeen (17!) colossal shrimp. Should have taken them out of the simmering water at three minutes instead of four because they ended up a bit overdone to my liking. But with a lovely dipping sauce made with 1/4 cup of organic ketchup and 1/2 cup of prepared horseradish with the juice of half a lemon, I managed to devour them all. Toast and fresh strawberries to keep them company. Hey, a pink breakfast! And of course, a mug of espresso! All enjoyed to the joyful noise of Ben Webster, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and guys like that... Life is good! Convention sucks! '-)

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                                  1. re: Caroline1
                                    linguafood Jun 1, 2012 03:20 AM

                                    Holy whackamole, C1. Breakfast of champions!! 17 *colossal* shrimp!

                                    Color me impressed, and a little tickled pink '-)

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                                      EWSflash Jun 10, 2012 11:09 AM


                                  2. dyal1 May 30, 2012 07:58 PM

                                    A piece of toast, an avocado (salted, half mashed and spread on the toast, topped with two fried eggs), some cantaloupe, some watermelon and a cup of swiss vervaine mélange herbal tea.

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                                      Miri1 May 31, 2012 01:23 PM

                                      I'm in a hotel out f town fr a few days. Eating batter breakfasts than I do at homeI today was instant atmeal, a banana, a peach, a slice of bread and cream cheese. Diet coke.

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                                      sedimental May 30, 2012 07:27 PM

                                      Okay, I think it is time for someone to start another thread.....

                                      Today was two eggs scrambled with homeground pork sausage with fennel pollen....homemade smoked cheddar cheese....green onion tops and the blackest of black Seattle coffee. BTW if my coffee supplier goes public...I will post it to chow and let you buy it...fabulous stuff.....
                                      Mmmm,,,, it was a good one. AND.....thank you to Caroline1...inspiration.....I am doing that tomorrow :)

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                                        circustance May 30, 2012 01:10 PM

                                        At 4:45 I had 1 slice of 7 grain toast with almond butter and bonne maman mandarin preserves. 45 Minutes later, I went on a half hour run. Then, at 7:30, Breakfast was Roman Meal cream of rye, made with half water and half almond milk (unsweetened). Just recently discovered this hot cereal and LOVE it. It's perfect to make a savory breakfast cereal from. Sweet doesn't really go too well with it...Today I made it with an organic egg, beaten and added to the 'meal' a little before it finished cooking, <1tsp flaxseed meal, sprinkle of shaved parmesan, crumbled some dried nori (seaweed) in there, salt, cracked black pepper, all mixed together, and topped off with a light spreading of Kerrygold garlic and herb butter (the herbs in this butter I believe are chives, parsley and dill and paprika as well). Best word I can use to describe this breakfast (besides delicious) is DEEP. TRY IT. Dessert was a handful of really good blueberries and a slice of really good cantaloupe.

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                                          littleflower May 30, 2012 10:48 AM

                                          Fried polenta rounds topped with Kerrygold Butter, cranberry slush (cranberry juice blended with very finely crushed ice), two TJ's Social Snackers crackers and a cup of french roast coffee.

                                          1. mamachef May 30, 2012 09:41 AM

                                            Two ez scrambled eggs w/ kippers; wheat toast with strawberry cherry jam and butter, and two leftover meatballs. Pepsi. Coffee. Vitamins.

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                                              jujuthomas May 30, 2012 08:40 AM

                                              not very exciting, but tasty and satisfying breakfast this morning - a tortilla factory whole wheat flatbread, lightly toasted, egg substitute scrambled with some jimmy dean turkey sausage layered on the flatbread with a slice of soy cheese, as well as a big cuppa joe.

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                                                sandylc May 30, 2012 09:26 AM

                                                Yesterday: Vidalia onion and homemade puff pastry tart, strawberries, poached egg. Vitamins.
                                                Today: Banana-nut-coconut bread, smoothie, blueberries, egg on toasted struan. Vitamins.

                                                Ooops, juju, responded to you rather than the original post...sorry!

                                              2. Caroline1 May 30, 2012 05:03 AM

                                                Today for breakfast I made me some Wavy Juevos Rancheros! How do you make wavy juevos? Well, you fry them in a wavy bottomed grill pan, of course! But I'm just funnin' ya on that part. After the tortillas were softened and crisped just a little around the edges, I topped them with a bright eyed pair of sunny side up juevos. Then I cranked up the skillet to hot and poured in a generous cupful of store bought salsa. In this case, Jerdez' Salsa Casera. Added a bit of cumin and garlic powder to round out the flavor and reduced it all to a pulpy, tomatoey mass that was spread over the bright orange sunshiny eyes of my eggs until only a tiny bit of the whites were still visible. A dollop or two of Crema Mexican followed by a shower of Cotijo and a sprinkle of chopped chives. Garnish the plate with a fork and serve with my standard steaming mug of fresh espresso. ¡Desayuno para los dioses!

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                                                  mamachef May 30, 2012 07:05 AM


                                                  1. re: Caroline1
                                                    EWSflash Jun 10, 2012 11:11 AM

                                                    Don't be surprised if you find a bunch of drooling hounds outside your door some morning. :-)

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                                                    calmossimo May 29, 2012 09:28 PM

                                                    3/4 of a bottle of Naked juice -- the protein double berry. All I had time to grab on my way to a morning meeting.

                                                    1. ChristinaMason May 29, 2012 08:00 PM

                                                      2 eggs, scrambled with a little milk in melted butter. Half a banana, a 1/4 c. blueberries, and about 2" of pan fried all-beef kielbasa (Eckrich).

                                                      1. mamachef May 29, 2012 09:50 AM

                                                        Leftover bowtie noodles mixed with cottage cheese, topped with sour cream, salt and pepper. And I had to make do with a Jolt Cola since, beyond all probability, I let myself run out of Pepsi. Somebody should really fire me.

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                                                        1. re: mamachef
                                                          littleflower May 29, 2012 09:56 AM

                                                          Have you tried Pepsi Throwback (that's the one made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup)? That is usually my Pepsi go-to if I am craving one. I really like the taste of the Throwback kind when it's ice cold.

                                                          1. re: littleflower
                                                            gaffk May 29, 2012 03:16 PM

                                                            I love the throwback, but it's availability around here is sketchy at best.

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                                                              mamachef May 29, 2012 05:32 PM

                                                              I have tried it and I love it but it's really hard to find around here. My big excitement is finding full sugar Mexican Coca-cola every now and then. Wish the Throwback were more widely available.

                                                              1. re: mamachef
                                                                huiray May 29, 2012 05:37 PM

                                                                Aren't there any full-scale Hispanic Supermercado places around Berkeley? Mexi-Coke should be a staple, always available, in such places... In Indy, the Guanajuato Supermercado places would *always* have Mexi-Coke in the curvy glass bottles and with real sugar in it.

                                                                1. re: huiray
                                                                  mamachef May 30, 2012 07:03 AM

                                                                  huiray, I've looked. The larger markets (and yes, they are legion!) do not carry it here. I've been fortunate enough to find a few taco trucks that do, though, and I always stock up there.

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                                                                    huiray May 30, 2012 07:16 AM


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                                                                      John E. May 30, 2012 07:34 AM

                                                                      Wow, even in Minnesota most decent sized supermarkets have Mexican coke along with actual Mexican soft drinks. I suppose it's because we have a significant Hispanic population in the Twin Cities.

                                                                      For breakfast today it was cherry yogurt and a cherry-cream cheese toaster strudel.

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                                                                        mamachef May 30, 2012 07:54 AM

                                                                        Hey John, I didn't know you were in the TC area!! My family goes wayyyy back there!! I didn't look at the markets there, because in college I didn't know the first thing about Mexican Coca cola (back in the day, were they already sweetened with HFCS, or is that a new-ish development?)
                                                                        Yeah, we've a HUGE South American population here, so it is suprising. But the taco truck owner I asked about it said that he meets his parents in Baja once a month to pick up supplies and ingredients that they bring over for him. So, I dunno what's up with that. Wish it was different, but hey, then I wouldn't have an excuse, not that I really need one, to go eat the best carnitas in the known universe.

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                                                                          John E. May 30, 2012 08:41 AM

                                                                          What we don't really have here are taco trucks. Within the last two years both Minneapolis and St. Paul changed their city ordinances to allow food trucks and I suppose some of them might have tacos but I don't think they exclusively sell Mexican food. I know one of them features a decent lobster roll. I bet a statement like that would make a New Englander get a little uppity.

                                                                  2. re: mamachef
                                                                    littleflower May 29, 2012 06:15 PM

                                                                    Costco has Mexican Coke for a good price...I think 16 bottles for roughly around $1.50 per bottle. As far as finding Pepsi Throwback it is pretty difficult here to find it on the East Coast, too...a few of the grocery chains are only carrying it in now in 12/24 cans per pack instead of the 2 liter bottles.

                                                                    1. re: littleflower
                                                                      mamachef May 30, 2012 07:04 AM

                                                                      Now that, I'm going to look for. Never even occurred to me. Wonder if the local carries it? Hmmmmm it will be a GREAT day if it does. Not enough to "turn" me from my Pepsi Forever love, but a great day nonetheless. Sometimes, nothing else will do. :)

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                                                                littleflower May 29, 2012 09:48 AM

                                                                Marscarpone cheese spread onto thick slice of warm cinnamon raisin bread and a glass of mango-passionfruit juice.

                                                                1. dyal1 May 28, 2012 07:37 PM

                                                                  Yogurt, and cantaloupe, then a while later, ¼ a bar-b-q chicken, garlic bread, baked beans, French fries and coleslaw.

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                                                                    Miri1 May 29, 2012 09:31 AM

                                                                    A can of cream of mushroom soup (heated with the requisite can of water) and toast with shredded mozzarella melted in the oven. Diet 7up over ice. A sliver f cheesecake rounded out my morning.

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                                                                      cacruden May 29, 2012 11:12 AM

                                                                      mmm, cheesecake - my favourite is cherry cheesecake :p

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                                                                    HattedKat May 28, 2012 07:27 PM

                                                                    A waffle with peanut butter and a smoothie with banana, yogurt, milk and Ovaltine.

                                                                    Sometimes I sub the Ovaltine for macha; the banana for blueberries or mango but only with the macha - I'm not sure how those other fruits would go with Ovaltine (going to have to try them one of these days!).

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                                                                      sedimental May 28, 2012 07:10 PM

                                                                      A cold smoked and grilled Cornish game hen, fresh farmers cheese from our Eastern European Market, oily olives, and strong Seattle coffee. It was perfect on a very misty morning :)

                                                                      1. ChristinaMason May 28, 2012 07:08 PM

                                                                        DH's plain homemade yogurt (this batch was really good---he used Liberté as the starter, and it turned out much better than with Stoneyfield organic), topped with bananas, farmer's market yellow peaches, blueberries, and a sprinkle of Uncle Sam's cereal (great as mueslix). A drizzle of agave nectar on top.

                                                                        1. buttertart May 28, 2012 03:52 PM

                                                                          A slice of Portuguese saloio bread, toasted, spread with Greek yogurt; a whole bunch of really good, cold, fresh lychees; a madeleine just barely out of the oven.

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                                                                            badebec May 28, 2012 02:54 PM

                                                                            A Lender's onion bagel with cream cheese and Nova. Yumm!

                                                                            1. Caroline1 May 28, 2012 01:18 PM

                                                                              A very lazy breakfast today. Scratch buttermilk-cheddar-bacon drop biscuits with strawberry jam and mugs of Douwe Egbert espresso. <sigh> I couldn't eat just one. Maybe I'll do better tomorrow. SURE I will! When pigs fly. '-)

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                                                                                mamachef May 28, 2012 02:00 PM

                                                                                Sheesh, Caroline1: if that's a lazy breakfast, remind me to stop in on your next indolent day. :)

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                                                                                  Caroline1 May 28, 2012 02:22 PM

                                                                                  C'mon over!!!

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                                                                                    mamachef May 28, 2012 02:36 PM

                                                                                    Ok, may I bring orange juice and Champagne? And may I wear my pj's?

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                                                                                      Caroline1 May 28, 2012 04:40 PM


                                                                              2. mamachef May 28, 2012 01:03 PM

                                                                                For last years holiday season, I was gifted with a bag of wild rice. It's a grain (I know, seed) that I don't frequently use, and then almost always as part of a blend, for a side or main dish. But I've been wanting to incorporate some different ways with it, and the other day I found a recipe for Mahnomin, which is a Native American porridge, generally served for breakfast. I cooked a mixture of the wild rice with some short-grain I had on hand, adding the short-grain after the wild had cooked for about 25 minutes.cooking it down with orange juice, and added dried cranberries, toasted hazelnuts, prunes and snipped dried apricots at the last, wth a little brown sugar and a splash of heavy cream. I liked it; it really worked as a breakfast cereal. Next time, I'll try cooking it with coconut milk, and add some cinnamon and nutmeg, and brown sugar and dried figs or dates. So anyhoo, to make long story longer, the Mahnomin and two pieces of oatmeal bread, toasted, with apple buttter, a side of bacon and a LOT of coffee. Ah, sustenance!!

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                                                                                  PHREDDY May 28, 2012 02:25 PM

                                                                                  Isn't this a mix that is made by Kellogs?....
                                                                                  This sounds great...I stopped eating processed breakfast grains long ago,,,,but this sounds good...could you give me more of the details of the receipe?

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                                                                                    mamachef May 28, 2012 02:45 PM

                                                                                    If it's a Kellog's mix, I haven't seen it - or maybe you were joking?
                                                                                    This is four very generous servings. You can play around with it - a lot of people make it with maple syrup and blueberries, and I can't really think of a dried fruit or nuts that wouldn't work with this.
                                                                                    3/4 c. wild rice, rinsed well
                                                                                    3 c. orange juice
                                                                                    3/4 c. short-grain rice, rinsed well
                                                                                    good dash salt
                                                                                    1 c. half-and-half, heavy cream, top milk or whole milk
                                                                                    1/4 c. toasted hazelnuts
                                                                                    1/4 c. dried apricots, snipped
                                                                                    1/4 c. prunes, snipped
                                                                                    1/4 c. craisins, dried blueberries, dried strawberries...your choice.Dates would be great with this, especially with bananas, maple syrup and walnuts...
                                                                                    Brown sugar, maple syrup, agave syrup....any sweetener of choice.
                                                                                    Bring juice and wild rice to boil; cover and turn down to simmer. After it has cooked 25 minutes, add rinsed short-grain rice to pot, and bring to boil again. Add salt; cover and simmer 20 more minutes. Check to make sure all rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. If not, let simmer until tender. Divide rice between bowls and top with cream and rest of fruit toppings and sweetener of choice.

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                                                                                    John E. May 28, 2012 05:13 PM

                                                                                    Mahnomen (the usual spelling in Minnesota) is the Ojibwa word for wild rice. My maternal grandfather (100% Swede) used to gather wild rice in a canoe, parch it (roasting in a big cast iron kettle over a wood fire), winnow it (separating the chaff from the grain) and that was a substantial part of my mother's family's food for the year during the Depression.

                                                                                    A few years ago I started to make a hot breakfast cereal out of whole grains such as oats, barley, rye, red wheat, spelt, and buckwheat. I would put all those whole grains into a crockpot on high for a couple hours with water and salt and later I would add already cooked wild rice, dried cranberries, raisins and toasted walnuts or hazelnuts. If I added the wild rice uncooked the result was a bit 'muddy' so I added it already cooked.

                                                                                    This morning however, I had three of my nephews staying with us and so I made them my version of sausage mcmuffin with egg. I bought a bunch of hoagie rolls from a bakery outlet for $.10 each so I toasted them, with a venison sausage patty, fried egg and slice of cheddar cheese. I made a bunch of them in advance and kept them warm in the oven so it was just like McDonald's ; )

                                                                                  3. gaffk May 25, 2012 12:48 PM

                                                                                    1/2 a grapefruit. And Pepsi, coffee, water.

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                                                                                      Miri1 May 25, 2012 01:16 PM

                                                                                      No time for food this morning so my first meal is now, at 1:15 pm. Raided the freezer and found some frozen French fries and breaded fish fillets. Threw them into the oven and had those with diet coke over ice. Dinner will be better...I hope!

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                                                                                      sandylc May 25, 2012 10:47 AM

                                                                                      Toasted French yogurt cake with butter and homemade jam, poached egg, Athena melon, black tea, vitamins.

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                                                                                        littleflower May 25, 2012 09:30 AM

                                                                                        Strawberry-Peach Smoothie with Bakery-fresh country white bread toasted with Kerrygold Butter, two strips of bacon and a couple of fried eggs whites.

                                                                                        1. John E. May 25, 2012 08:46 AM

                                                                                          Leftover steelcut oat patty fried in butter with maple syrup, two soft-cooked eggs.

                                                                                          1. huiray May 25, 2012 05:33 AM

                                                                                            Leftover fried rice, from dinner last night:
                                                                                            Thinly sliced sirloin premarinated with sesame oil, Shaohshing wine, light soy sauce, cornstarch, ground white pepper. Chopped Chinese chive flowers & stalks, sautéed w/ peanut oil, beef added, followed by chopped Western celery hearts, tossed & stirred, two-day-old rice added, tossed & stirred, julienned green onions added, heat turned off, mixture tossed & stirred & served.
                                                                                            Eaten with pickled chopped long hot green chile peppers.

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                                                                                              mamachef May 25, 2012 05:55 AM

                                                                                              Your leftovers are the only ones I could reasonably serve my kids over and over again and not get hit with those sad, "not this again?" look. Rough life you got there buddy.

                                                                                              My (only, today) morning meal: The usual suspects, Bustelo with steamed milk, and Pepsi w/ crushed to accompany a classic plate: 2 eggs, over medium; 1 banger, and some leftover mashed potatoes. And a handful of sour Jelly Bellies for that extra added sugar charge.

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                                                                                                huiray May 25, 2012 09:44 AM

                                                                                                Heh. Well, it seems like your kids *like* savory and "non-standard" breakfasts - CHers in the making?

                                                                                                p.s. Last night, besides the fried rice I also had a bowl of the remainder of that pickled sour mustard soup from a few days back, plus a juicy ripe mango afterwards. Yum.

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                                                                                                  mamachef May 25, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                  To a (wo)man, they are all actively pursuing their CH cred. Daughter has some dietary challenges due to Crohn's, but #2 son is:
                                                                                                  A. Taking a class in breads at the local JC
                                                                                                  B. Building a pizza oven in his "backyard." (roughly 8by8.)
                                                                                                  C. Brewing yet more noxious beer. Not that we don't like beer and all, but kiddo gets
                                                                                                  SUPER-creative. Smoked fig beer, anybody? (No, thanks....)
                                                                                                  D. Trying to figure out a recipe that incorporates smoked trout and blue cheese, which
                                                                                                  sounds completely horrifying, but hey....more power to the man!!

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                                                                                                    littleflower May 25, 2012 03:14 PM

                                                                                                    Many blessings go out to your daughter, that is a tough road to walk especially if she loves food. Hope she is able to still enjoy a variety of foods, many times it takes trial and error to see what works!

                                                                                                    1. re: littleflower
                                                                                                      mamachef May 25, 2012 03:59 PM

                                                                                                      Thank you so much!! She's learning, bit by bit, what works and what doesn't.
                                                                                                      Her biggest weakness is Buffalo wings, and when she's feeling masochistic she indulges her cravings. But that's a rarity. :)

                                                                                                    2. re: mamachef
                                                                                                      cstout May 25, 2012 03:18 PM

                                                                                                      Daughter with Crohn's disease- have you ever read Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen? Look up on Amazon. Great book.

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                                                                                                        mamachef May 25, 2012 04:00 PM

                                                                                                        c, I haven't read it, but you can be sure I'm going to now. And then I'll pass it right on down. Thank you so much for the suggestion, every little bit helps.

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                                                                                                          littleflower May 25, 2012 04:29 PM

                                                                                                          Yes, an excellent book and a must-read. When she is through with that one, Remen's follow up is My Grandfather's Blessings which is every bit as good. She is a true inspiration.

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                                                                                                            cstout May 25, 2012 05:37 PM

                                                                                                            My Grandfather's Blessings, did not know she has written another book, thanks for the tip.

                                                                                                2. linguafood May 25, 2012 03:15 AM

                                                                                                  Haven't had breakfast yet, but will be heading over to one of the local markets in town for grilled whole mackerel, served with lemon, horseradish, house-made tartar sauce and red onion.

                                                                                                  Drooling already.

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                                                                                                    roxlet May 25, 2012 04:54 AM

                                                                                                    Holy mackerel!

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                                                                                                      linguafood May 25, 2012 07:37 AM

                                                                                                      If only. Fish dude was NOT at the market >shakes fist in random direction<.

                                                                                                      So we opted to try a new burger place instead -- a good choice: a little under a quarter lb. patty, fairly thin *yet* cooked medium-rare (that was rather impressive), smothered in cheddar, with good-sized buns. Freshly fried potato wedges on the side with housemade sauces: mayo, ketchup and peanut sauce. The peanut sauce was the only loser on the plate. Wedge portion was massive.

                                                                                                      I reckon there will be rather light dinner. But that's for another thread :-)

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                                                                                                        littleflower May 25, 2012 09:27 AM

                                                                                                        Where is it again that you are living linguafood that you are able to get these amazing foods such as trout caviar? I seem to remember you making references to Germany...?

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                                                                                                          roxlet May 25, 2012 09:53 AM

                                                                                                          Berlin! Jealous is how I know

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                                                                                                            linguafood May 25, 2012 10:18 AM

                                                                                                            I split my year into summers in Berlin and the rest in Pennysltucky :-)

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                                                                                                              littleflower May 25, 2012 10:44 AM

                                                                                                              Wow - how exciting (especially culinary-wise)!!

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                                                                                                                linguafood May 25, 2012 11:27 AM

                                                                                                                Yes, whenever I'm in Berlin, I go completely apeshit for all the stuff I can't get back "home" -- all kinds of smoked and pickled (and grilled, duh) fish, good Turkish, Middle Eastern & Greek food, white asparagus, trout caviar :-).... etc. etc.

                                                                                                                It's amazing I don't come home weighing a ton. (famous last words....)

                                                                                                    2. jadec May 24, 2012 10:14 AM

                                                                                                      Coffee, toast with Cheesybite Vegemite and egg.

                                                                                                      1. scubadoo97 May 24, 2012 09:54 AM

                                                                                                        whitefish salad on a bagel

                                                                                                        1. mamachef May 24, 2012 09:14 AM

                                                                                                          Coffee, Pepsi, OJ, and leftover prawns and orzo from last night's dinner. And the last hidden piece of baklava. :)

                                                                                                          1. JungMann May 24, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                                                                            Flaxseed toast with a healthy dollop of thick yogurt, spicy stuffed pickled eggplants and a sprinkling of sesame seeds and garlic powder. I figure the 4 cups of coffee before my first meeting will drown out the dragon breath.

                                                                                                            1. WhatsEatingYou May 23, 2012 12:46 PM

                                                                                                              When I started reading this thread I was hungry, now I'm starving!
                                                                                                              For breakfast today I had grilled cheese (gouda) made in the toaster, some watermelon and papaya, followed by a piece or orange flavored dark chocolate (Green & Black brand)
                                                                                                              For the grilled cheese: rip off an edge of one of the smaller pita breads so that you have access to the pocket, layer in cheese slices (careful not to puncture the bread!) and place in the toaster ripped side up. Delicious sandwich with no mess and no clean up!

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                                                                                                                MAH May 23, 2012 12:33 PM

                                                                                                                leftover samosa made with turkey keema in puff pastry dough, (2nd cup) coffee with half and half. consumed while driving. 1st cup of coffee was consumed prior to stepping into the shower.

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                                                                                                                  buttertart May 23, 2012 02:43 PM

                                                                                                                  Keema samosas make brilliant hangover breakfasts, especially if served with a big dish of sour cream, as they used to be in ancient times at the Rajput on Bloor in Toronto.

                                                                                                                2. arktos May 23, 2012 11:36 AM

                                                                                                                  Garbanzo bean salad with tomato, green onion, avocado, tuna, parsley and feta. Dressing was olive O, lemon J, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne and tahini. Superb!

                                                                                                                  1. gaffk May 23, 2012 11:13 AM

                                                                                                                    Just a bowl of mixed fruit (pineapple, canteloupe, honeydew and grapes). And, of course, Pepsi, coffee and ice water.

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                                                                                                                      gaffk May 24, 2012 04:36 PM

                                                                                                                      Ditto today. But now I've polished off my already prepared fruit so tomorrow will be different.

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                                                                                                                      sandylc May 23, 2012 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                      Homemade caramel-pecan roll. Blueberries and cantaloupe. Flat egg. Black tea. Vitamins.

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                                                                                                                        gaffk May 23, 2012 11:13 AM

                                                                                                                        Flat egg?

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                                                                                                                          roxlet May 23, 2012 11:20 AM

                                                                                                                          My son calls them that -- fried egg, I believe.

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                                                                                                                            gaffk May 23, 2012 11:26 AM

                                                                                                                            Darn; I was hoping it was an exotic new dish I could try.

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                                                                                                                            sandylc May 23, 2012 11:29 AM

                                                                                                                            Just one beaten egg thrown into a hot skillet with butter. Tilt the pan here and there to rearrange the uncooked parts, but don't scramble or stir it. Remove it from the heat after a bit and stick a lid on it to finish cooking it - I just put my tea kettle on top. A quick egg that tastes a bit different and can be rolled, filled, put in a breakfast sandwich, whatever. Part of my breakfast every day when I had to be out of the house early. Simple and good.

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                                                                                                                              gaffk May 23, 2012 11:44 AM

                                                                                                                              So it really is flat then? Interesting.

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                                                                                                                                sandylc May 23, 2012 11:56 AM

                                                                                                                                Sorry, not a gourmet delight!!! Unless you count the perfection of the egg as food, I guess....!

                                                                                                                        2. roxlet May 23, 2012 10:06 AM

                                                                                                                          Greek yogurt with a lot of fresh raspberries and a sprinkling of Grape Nuts for some crunch.

                                                                                                                          1. linguafood May 23, 2012 09:16 AM

                                                                                                                            Soft-boiled egg, toast w/cream cheese & trout caviar, toast w/cream cheese and pistachio mortadella. Glass of milk.

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                                                                                                                              JungMann May 24, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                              Trout caviar?? Where are you getting that to start your day off right?

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                                                                                                                                linguafood May 24, 2012 07:43 AM

                                                                                                                                It's available in a bunch of grocery stores -- this one glass I got at KaDeWe (where one can get anything edible, as you know), but Galleria Kaufhof, another fancy-but-not-as-shmancy grocery store, has it as well. For one Euro less, wouldntcha know.

                                                                                                                                I love it so much, I want to marry it.

                                                                                                                            2. John E. May 23, 2012 08:26 AM

                                                                                                                              Steel cut oats with cream and strawberries and two gingersnaps.

                                                                                                                              1. mamachef May 23, 2012 07:33 AM

                                                                                                                                More blueberries, bananas, and walnuts, with strawberries and honey, on top of vanilla yogurt; sandwich of potato roll and bacon and tomato; Pepsi; coffee and heavy cream. And two peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies.

                                                                                                                                1. huiray May 23, 2012 04:03 AM

                                                                                                                                  Pickled salted mustard soup (simmered w/ chicken legs, sliced ginger & a sliced ripe tomato).

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                                                                                                                                    mamachef May 23, 2012 07:34 AM

                                                                                                                                    That sounds FREAKIN' delicious. That is if pickled salted mustard means greens, like I think you mean. Oh yum.

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                                                                                                                                      huiray May 23, 2012 08:09 PM

                                                                                                                                      Yes, Chinese mustard greens. Here's a pic of a pack of it.

                                                                                                                                  2. mamachef May 22, 2012 04:27 PM

                                                                                                                                    Breakfast ended up being pretty plebe: a bowl of oatmeal with honey, bananas, blueberries, and walnuts, patty of breakfast sausage since I can't bypass meat for my morning meal; coffee, tall blood oj, and Pepsi. : )

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                                                                                                                                      sandylc May 22, 2012 06:29 PM

                                                                                                                                      Sounds yum.

                                                                                                                                    2. ChristinaMason May 22, 2012 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                      Decaf coffee (boo, but pretty tasty made in our new Clever dripper) with half and half.

                                                                                                                                      To eat, half a Granny Smith apple and a slice of steamed German three-grain bread (like this http://www.germandeli.com/mesthregrai...) topped with 2 slices of American cheese and some pre-cooked sausage crumbles, then broiled. American-German fusion food, anyone?

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                                                                                                                                        linguafood May 23, 2012 02:06 AM

                                                                                                                                        steamed bread? ha-what?

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                                                                                                                                          ChristinaMason May 28, 2012 07:06 PM

                                                                                                                                          the bread is steamed when it's made, I think. i didn't steam it, silly.

                                                                                                                                      2. gaffk May 22, 2012 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                                        Pepsi, coffee, ice water (which as fascinating as huray's breakfast are, he somehow finds fascinating ;). A pumpernickel bagel lightly toasted with cream cheese, Nova and fresh dill. Mixed fruit (pineapple, canteloupe, honeydew and grapes).

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                                                                                                                                          huiray May 22, 2012 12:34 PM


                                                                                                                                        2. linguafood May 22, 2012 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                          Same procedure as yesterday. Why change perfect.

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                                                                                                                                            Miri1 May 22, 2012 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                            Lemon lime kool aid made with Spkenda over ice. Cottage cheese with fresh pineapple chunks. In the mood for melted cheese so perhaps grilled cheese in a little while.

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                                                                                                                                              ChristinaMason May 22, 2012 02:01 PM

                                                                                                                                              oooh la la! Looks scrumptious.

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                                                                                                                                              Mer_Made May 22, 2012 05:19 AM

                                                                                                                                              Banana bread with a thin smear of goat cheese and sliced strawberries on top and, because I keep forgetting to buy milk, black coffee.

                                                                                                                                              Thanks to all the morning pepsi drinkers on this thread, I am really craving a soda now. Appreciate that. Really, I do.

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                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 22, 2012 05:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                LOL. You're welcome. You know, the only way to get over the shame of such a bad habit is to lure another healthy person into the morning Pepsi drinkers' clutches.....which makes it okay, because if such a healthy person is doing it, it can't be THAT bad. :)

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                                                                                                                                                  cstout May 22, 2012 05:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                  Love the way your mind works on these things...sounds like another Martha Stewart to me, "How bad is that?"

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                                                                                                                                                    mamachef May 22, 2012 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                    Right? "It's a bad thing."

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                                                                                                                                                    cacruden May 22, 2012 05:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                    I would NEVER drink a pepsi in the morning.... maybe a little coke.... but NEVER pepsi.

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                                                                                                                                                      mamachef May 22, 2012 06:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Oh, you Coke drinkers. I will never understand it. Unless that Coca-Cola happens to be the Mexican kind, in which case, I'll switch teams. But only 'til it's gone. : )

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                                                                                                                                                        cacruden May 22, 2012 06:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                        So are you a pepsi? (slang from Quebecois - french speaking). I would say not, since cola for breakfast is an American thing, and being a self respecting Canadian I should have never admitted it....

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                                                                                                                                                          sandylc May 22, 2012 10:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                          "cola for breakfast is an American thing"


                                                                                                                                                          I haven't consumed a soft drink since about 1981! I don't think I have any friends who breakfast on it, either....except for you guys, I guess!

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                                                                                                                                                        cstout May 22, 2012 11:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Coke or Pepsi....it's all how your Mama raised you!

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                                                                                                                                                        Mer_Made May 22, 2012 06:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                        Since this is the internet, you can't see me clutching my dt cherry pepsi, but I am. Mostly because I managed to throw out the bottle cap, but still, I succumbed to the lure of artificially flavored caffeine.

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                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 22, 2012 06:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Ah.......you have decided to join us......come, come Mer_Made, come with us.....

                                                                                                                                                    2. mamachef May 22, 2012 04:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                      I am enjoying the very rambunctious kittehs, who have apparently taken up a new form of play and exercise: flying at night. All of them. Magical things happen in this household when nobody's awake. Magical things like mirrors coming off the walls and books being tumbled from the shelves. In fact so magical that once again I was tumbled out of bed at 4 a.m. Good thing I go to bed pretty early.
                                                                                                                                                      So anyway, it's firstmeal time. I'm doing the Major Dickason's Blend: good strong coffee from Peets, with heavy cream and brown sugar, and half a blueberry muffin. Pepsi and normal savory bkf. description to follow, since I really have no idea what it's going to be. I just felt like weighing in. :)

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                                                                                                                                                        gaffk May 22, 2012 11:30 AM

                                                                                                                                                        It's amazing what kits can accomplish overnight.

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                                                                                                                                                        littleflower May 21, 2012 07:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                        Cooked up two strips of bacon then fried two egg whites in some of the leftover bacon grease, put eggs and bacon on a buttered toasted TJ's British (English) Muffin and a slice of roasted roma tomato on top. I also buttered the top of the english muffin and sprinkled the egg sandwich with a bit of sea salt. Hot tea with local honey and a bowl of farmer's market strawberries on the side.

                                                                                                                                                        1. gaffk May 21, 2012 11:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                          Pepsi, coffee and ice water. Then the worker I was waiting for called and said he couldn't make it (no suprise, it's raining and he's a landscaper). At that point I didn't feel like cooking, so I went to the local diner and had fried egg, cheese and bacon on a bagel with, of course, coffee and ice water.

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                                                                                                                                                            mamachef May 21, 2012 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Good plan of attack for a disappointing rainy day. Sounds perfect. )

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                                                                                                                                                              gaffk May 21, 2012 05:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Yes, nothing like a rainy Monday morning in the diner; it reminded me of your sad cafe.

                                                                                                                                                          2. buttertart May 21, 2012 10:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                            A nice thich slice of Pane di Como, toasted, with Smucker's natural crunchy PB and a V-8, because I really wanted tomato on the toast with the PB but dinnae have any to hand.

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                                                                                                                                                              sandylc May 21, 2012 10:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                              buttertart, I have the sponge going for the Pane di Como on your rec!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                buttertart May 21, 2012 10:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                Cool, I love that bread. :-)

                                                                                                                                                            2. ChristinaMason May 21, 2012 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                              2 eggs scrambled with a few Tbsp. of half-and-half, salt, and course ground pepper and cooked until just set. Served with some leftover garlic asparagus, which I seared in the same pan (first) to reheat. Yum.

                                                                                                                                                              1. linguafood May 21, 2012 08:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                A soft-boiled egg and a slice of toast with cream cheese and trout caviar w/a spritz of lemon. Damn, do I love me some trout caviar toast in the morning. So, so good.

                                                                                                                                                                I would've had a glass of milk, too, but it was spoiled. Things in Germany spoil about 10x faster than in the US, tho I take that to be a good thing, probably :-)

                                                                                                                                                                1. JerryMe May 21, 2012 08:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                  Fried egg sandwich. Hit the spot as I haven't had one in ages.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef May 21, 2012 07:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                    Huevos Rancheros today, courtesy of the salsa I made quarts of this weekend. Crispy corn tortilla, homemade refried beans, fried egg over medium, Cotija cheese and salsa. Sided by steamin hot coffee, Pepsi over crushed, and a delicious, life-affirming cigarette. Ahhhhh......(please, don't tell goodhealthgourmet.... : )

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                                                                                                                                                                      alkapal May 21, 2012 10:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                      pepsi over crushed is the way to go.

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                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 21, 2012 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        Totally. The day couldn't start without it. I might run out of coffee (rarely) but Pepsi? No. There's always at least a can, which is enough to guarantee a store run if needs be. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                          alkapal May 21, 2012 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          please check out the "leftover lobster" thread….there is a message for you (if you are interested in cheffing in san fran).

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                                                                                                                                                                        goodhealthgourmet May 21, 2012 10:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        you have 42 days left to indulge that nasty habit. if you're still puffing away when i get back to CA, i'm coming over and flushing your stash.

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                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 21, 2012 10:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          It would be nice if, just for today, you could stop making me spit out my soda. Just for today. ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                            goodhealthgourmet May 21, 2012 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            unintentionally reducing your Pepsi intake is just an unexpected bonus.

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                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 21, 2012 10:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              Noodge-pants. Ugh, I'm going to be healthy. I suppose my delicious coffee and high-fat breakfasts are a thing of the past too? I need my bacon and ham and sausage and eggs and hashbrowns and French toast and and and!

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                                                                                                                                                                                goodhealthgourmet May 21, 2012 11:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                you know i'm all about Paleo - coffee? great. preferably with full-fat cream. high-fat animal foods? great. French toast & hash browns? notsomuch...though if you were to choose one, it should be the hash browns.

                                                                                                                                                                                just ditch the cigs and the soda and i'll leave you alone ;)

                                                                                                                                                                      3. alkapal May 21, 2012 06:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                        leftover beef fajitas.

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                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 21, 2012 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Nummmy. Sounds like a very decent brekkie to me. : )

                                                                                                                                                                        2. huiray May 21, 2012 05:53 AM

                                                                                                                                                                          Babi pongteh on boiled white rice.
                                                                                                                                                                          Chopped Swiss chard in chicken broth.

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                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef May 21, 2012 06:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                            What is the first one, please? I can figure out the second. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                              huiray May 21, 2012 07:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                              "Babi pongteh" is a classic Nyonya (Peranakan) dish consisting of pork belly pieces braised with salted slightly fermented soy bean (*not* black bean) paste, shallots (not ordinary onions), garlic, thick/black soy sauce and a bit of sugar. There are several (but simple) steps in the prep; they are not simply chucked together.

                                                                                                                                                                              Do a Google search for the terms "babi pongteh"; and also "nyonya" or "peranakan" – the answers (and recipes) that pop up will illustrate this more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 21, 2012 08:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                OMG that sounds just outstanding. I love the way you eat. I recall seeing an article on Nyonya (they spelled it Nonya) cuisine a few years back, in Gourmet, and it was for a pork belly dish too, I do believe.
                                                                                                                                                                                Had to laugh at the Google comment - and I do know that it wasn't a barb. It occurred to me after I asked you that I could have Googled it, but you see, it's ever so early and I'm ever so old, and it's Monday and shit, and words like "Google" make no sense to me until I'm fully on top of the day. So, I figured that having asked I'd just put you to the trouble of answering me. I'll return the favor some day. : ) Have the BEST day. Be safe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray May 21, 2012 08:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Please be assured you inferred correctly that when I mentioned doing a Google search it was a simple suggestion and wasn't a barb at all. Peace.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hmm, interesting - about Gourmet doing that piece on Nyonya food. (The correct term is indeed the one with two "y"s in it) I wonder if that dish was this one or another similar classic one, like "Babi Chin", which has aromatic spices in it (cloves, cinnamon, and particularly coriander) whereas "Babi Pongteh" does not.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Heh, many mornings I drag until lunchtime...

                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks for the kind words. I think you eat well yourself too! Of course, there are days for everyone, you and i included, when one just chucks something utterly nondescript together (or not eat at all), I would think! :-)

                                                                                                                                                                          2. arktos May 20, 2012 05:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                            Pinto beans yesterday, refried beans today. And refried beans tommorrow. Never get tired of them.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. gaffk May 20, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                              Pepsi, coffee, ice water, canteloupe and a slice of marble cake my sister had left at my house the other day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                huiray May 20, 2012 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                Uhh...care to explicate the sequence/method of "Pepsi, coffee, ice water" ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  goodhealthgourmet May 20, 2012 04:51 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                  (i took specific notice of the post because my Mom does that, and i was surprised to see that some of my fellow Hounds do as well.)

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                                                                                                                                                                                    huiray May 20, 2012 05:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh. So...when does the ice-water part kick in? With the actual food + additional/remaining coffee; or with coffee all drunk up before the food is attacked whence ice-water is drunk?

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                                                                                                                                                                                      gaffk May 21, 2012 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      The ice water kicks in after the soda, alongside the coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        huiray May 21, 2012 12:15 PM


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                                                                                                                                                                                          gaffk May 21, 2012 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                          That's funny as I find your breakfasts fascinating while mine are merely pedestrian.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    John E. May 20, 2012 06:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    It reads a little bit like a reaction to a possible hangover. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                      gaffk May 21, 2012 11:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      That morning it may have been; but it's actually my daily routine . . . and no, hangovers are not my daily routine ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                2. John E. May 20, 2012 03:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                  Because we have been making ice cream during the last week we had about ten egg whites in the refrigerator. Since I'm not a big baker and angel food cake isn't a favorite either, I added three whole eggs and made a big mess 'o lightly scrambled eggs. We also had sausage patties. Someone forgot to get bread out of the freezer so we didn't even have toast. We did however have watermelon and strawberries. (Never again am I going to buy a watermelon in May. It just wasn't the same ripeness or 'watermeloniness' as an August or September watermelon).

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                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef May 20, 2012 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    <Watermeloniness!> Awesome!!

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. mamachef May 20, 2012 02:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                    Huuuuuuge homemade brunch today because I was just starving. Sourdough French toast, butter and maple syrup, 4 bacon strips done nice and crispy, hashbrowns (Shredded. They must always be shredded) that came out nice and crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and two poached eggs on top of the potatoes. Mixed blood oj and pineapple juice, and strong Cafe Bustelo with steamed milk - nothing better. Great start to a great day. At least, once I could move it was. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray May 20, 2012 02:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Y'know, I haven't had one of these in a long while. Bacon & eggs & other fixings, that is. Sausages too, maybe. Yum, burp. I tend to skip the bread/toast (not much of a bread eater) but might go for fresh baguette pieces. Pan-fried tomato halves, sautéed mushrooms, pan-fried potatoes; plus some sort of other veggie - sautéed zucchini or asparagus, e.g. (I'll skip the haddock or kippers and black pudding. :-) )

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                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 20, 2012 03:26 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                        Ooooooh ooh ooh - a fry-up!! My alltime favorite brekkie, and yes I like mine with baked beans, too. Tell you what. We'll both skip the fishies, and I can have your black pudding and you can have my orange garnish, how's that? :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray May 20, 2012 03:31 PM


                                                                                                                                                                                    2. EM23 May 20, 2012 09:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks for starting this thread Miri1. It has become my new favorite - there is something fascinating about how people start their day.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Any chance that it can be a series like they do on the HC board w/ the “What’s for Dinner” threads? They start a new thread after 300 posts, I think

                                                                                                                                                                                      Anywho, for breakfast today I had coffee w/1/2&1/2, about 3/4 of a Fage 2% plain yogurt (the dog gets the other 1/4 with his kibble); a cup of Trader Joes fiber cereal and a banana.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Yesterday was steamed broccoli sautéed in a bit of butter with garlic and a piece of grilled chicken.
                                                                                                                                                                                      And about 6 cups of water – every morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. scubadoo97 May 20, 2012 07:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                        A smoothie morning or cleaning out the fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                        mango, banana, cantaloupe, avocado and blueberries.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 May 20, 2012 09:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Ravenous this morning. Started with det ginger ake over ice. Then pineapple chunks and sliced oranges and grapefruit with large curd cottage cheese. And a Chobani peach yogurt.
                                                                                                                                                                                          I also put some cheese on leftover challah and baked it the oven. Forgot about it so it got a little extra toasty. But damn, it was good!
                                                                                                                                                                                          Plus more ginger ale over ice. And I ate the ice, too! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. jadec May 20, 2012 03:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                          Iced coffee, croissant with membrillo

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Jackie007 May 19, 2012 10:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                            Green chile pork burrito at Roberto's.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. gaffk May 19, 2012 05:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                              The remainder of the mixed fresh fruit from yesterday. a pumpernickel bagel with nova salmon and fresh dill from the garden. Coffee, Pepsi, ice water. And to make Mamachef not cringe, a Marlboro Light (I don't usually include that fact as it's not really food; but it does complete the meal).

                                                                                                                                                                                              Opened the sliding door to let the cats out on the screened in porch and then forgot to feed them. They starved until noon (but were so happy outside watching the squirrels and birds, they didn't seem to mind).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                sandylc May 19, 2012 06:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                I have noticed Pepsi being mentioned somewhat frequently here as breakfast food. Is this common? Is it regional?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  gaffk May 20, 2012 04:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I don't think it's regional, as I know some of the posters who mention it are left coast and I am right coast. I wouldn't even say generational as I have friends whose parents (70s-80s) include it. I don't even think it's genetic as my sisters are morning tea drinkers, my parents were morning OJ/coffee people. I suspect it's a matter of non-morning people who need lots of caffeine and sugar to get started, but dislike the taste of coffee with sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. goodhealthgourmet May 19, 2012 08:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                Peet's aged sumatra with heavy cream, full-fat Greek yogurt with organic blueberries, and a few macadamia nuts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  mamachef May 19, 2012 08:48 AM


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                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet May 19, 2012 06:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    feelin' primal, mama! ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. mamachef May 19, 2012 08:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                  On to Real Breakfast, which today consisisted of a Pepsi, naturally, accompanied by a spinach and feta omelet, side of merguez sausage, sliced tomatoes, and levain with unsalted butter and apricot preserves. I think I better take a walk around the neighborhood and work some of this off, plus and which there are a buttload of garage sales, and I'm just freaky about loving other people's junk. Ah, a good morning plan. I hope everyone here has a great, safe weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. mamachef May 19, 2012 05:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The cats having been duly fed, I am presently working on "firstmeal," the coffee portion of the morning. Today, it's extra-strong Bustelo Cafe, made half-and-half with steamed whole milk. This lovely concoction is goin' down the hatch with half a bran muffin from a gargantuan batch of batter that I turned out and which reportedly will just hang out sulking in the fridge until I can get it fully used up. We'll see. I'm a little sick of these things already and may have to make a batch for neighbor gifts, and then they can be the ones who are sick of them. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      PHREDDY May 19, 2012 05:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday morning....Coffee with Mrs. Phreddy, then scrambled with swiss & bacon...picked up fresh baguette and two croisants...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. gaffk May 18, 2012 05:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fruit--canteloupe, pineapple and honeydew chunks with grapes (yes, yesterday I did pay the premium for the store-chopped fresh fruit mix). Fried egg, crispy bacon and sharp provolone wrap. Pepsi, black coffee, ice water.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        hhicks May 18, 2012 12:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had plain greek yogurt, granola, and an apple.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. mamachef May 18, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Being left with several cups of Jasmine rice from last night, and not being of a mind that allows me to comfortably waste even the most basic of foodstuffs (to do that I have to purposely shove it to the back of the fridge to grow....stuffff on it...), I sauteed two strips bacon with some garlic and onion and then scrambled it with two eggs and mixed it all into the rice that I'd given a brief turn in the skillet with a tot of sesame oil. Insta-fried rice. Not as vegetal-full as a planned recipe, but with my omnipresent Pepsi over crushed, a very very fine substitute.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now, onto my incredibly horrible "Pepsi in the morning" habit, greatly frowned upon by everyone in my life......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            gaffk May 18, 2012 08:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Not by me . . . I too start my day with Pepsi, followed by coffee. Need to have both cold and hot caffeine in the morning.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 18, 2012 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kindred spirits. No secret there. : ) I do coffee very early on - like, within 5 minutes of waking up and finding the kitchen again - have to feed the cats first, of course - but oh, that first hot slug of creamy sweet extremely strong caffeinated goodness....
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anyway, my point was that I have to have the coffee first, so I can get on with the heavy-duty shit, like powering up the 'puter and washing my face. And then, like an hour later, I'm primed for the bubbly, jaw clenching deliciousness, that icy-cold cola goodness.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yay us. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                gaffk May 18, 2012 04:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm a bad person . . . my cats don't get their food until I'm fully caffeinated ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sandylc May 18, 2012 04:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My husband and I are much worse....we like to say, "Who in the world would FEED a CAT?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -the dog people

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    gaffk May 18, 2012 05:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wow, you ARE mean ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc May 18, 2012 05:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ...and proud of it! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef May 18, 2012 05:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -The Cat Lady- : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        sandylc May 18, 2012 05:32 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, so YOU"RE the one who's doing it!!! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray May 18, 2012 05:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HEY, I feed my cat before I feed myself. :-D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dratlover Jun 22, 2012 03:27 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yup, you gotta feed them to shut them up.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef May 18, 2012 07:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There's actually a reason. I'm the proud owner of The Amazing MomKat, who developed a habit of noodging her way into my bedroom at 5 a.m. on a daily basis, and jumping on my head. It was really messing with me, and she could get in no matter what I used to wedge the door shut. I finally installed a fisheye lock - I'm being serious here -and now she lies outside the bedroom door in silent wait. As soon as I get up, she's winding around my ankles and purring and "escorting" me to the kitchen - and I feed her first to get her the hell off my freakin' back so I can get mine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cstout May 18, 2012 10:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fully caffeinated...absolute first step to accomplish in the morning....have been known to just put the un opened can of food in the bowl, put oatmeal in the drip coffee pot & sit there in a stupor. Learned since then to NOT tackle anything except putting the coffee on...anything else attempted would only result in a disaster.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gaffk May 19, 2012 05:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yes, I have my cold caffeine while my hot caffeine brews. After both forms have been consumed then, and only then, does the day begin.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    huiray May 18, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That fried rice sounds just fine by me. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mamachef May 18, 2012 08:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It totally hit the spot, huiray. I think impromptu meals like that are the main reason I keep eggs and bacon around at ALL times.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miri1 May 18, 2012 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mama chef, I don't think they've changed the prices, either! :). Certainly cot complaining!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This morning I had cookies. I was baking for my friend's engagement party which was cancelled, as was her engagement. Thank G-d! Most stuff is in the freezer for another time but last night I made these pumpkin oatmeal cookies...which were breakfast today. With diet root beer straight out of the 0 oz bottle. Too damn lazy to bother with a glass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, and a handful of Pringes. Because they were there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mamachef May 18, 2012 11:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love this thread. I truly enjoy people honestly reporting how they start their day. We are so similar and dissimilar, but we do seem to find the commonalities. Oh Happy Day. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            linguafood May 21, 2012 08:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah, the honesty on these threads sure is refreshing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. inaplasticcup May 15, 2012 09:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leftover angel hair with chicken ragu from the weekend...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Tuesday, all. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Miri1 May 15, 2012 05:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I spent the last week in Brooklyn (I live in Los Angeles) and had a veggie and cheese omelet with hash browns and diet coe every morning at a little hole in the wall diner that hasn't changed it's decor or menu since I was first there in 1987 when I was very young. It's always crowded and the food fresh. I sure miss NY!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 15, 2012 08:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Love that, Miri1!! "hasn't changed its' decor or menu..." - my kinda place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. alkapal May 15, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      today, i had leftover black eyed peas with some organic yellow corn tortilla chips from trader joe's (which are actually growing on me, because they are not as salty as one expects), followed with a chaser of ferrara pan original boston baked beans candy. <ha, as i was shaking the box, my cat thought it was her food, then was very disappointed.>.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      i think i have to atone for all this by eating a greek salad for lunch. maybe with some gyro meat (thanks to a recent post from davwud).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. mamachef May 15, 2012 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Right this second I'm working my way through a cup of Major Dickason's blend coffee with heavy cream and sugar. I'm also enjoying a nice, tasteful cigarette and waiting for some Tylenol to work. When it does work, I plan on eating some nice crispy corned beef hash, two poached eggs, and a buttered English muffin. I think it will be grapefruit juice this morning, or maybe pineapple-orange. And of course more coffee. There must always be more coffee, and more after that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          huiray May 15, 2012 08:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Really late night? ;-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            goodhealthgourmet May 19, 2012 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i'll try to ignore the part about the cigarette (ahem). if you think Major Dickason is good, you should try their Aged Sumatra - it'll blow your mind.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 19, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              <Cringe> Dammit!! Soooo BUSTED!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have had that blend - so deep and yummy. The Major's my go-to, AP coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Still cringing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jujuthomas May 23, 2012 08:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We've really been enjoying their 2012 Anniversary blend while its available. Dh's fave is Maj Dickason tho. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EM23 May 20, 2012 10:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I vicariously enjoyed that nice, tasteful puff with you Mama. I do so miss that coffee/cigarette thing in the morning.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jimmy_Ike May 15, 2012 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cornflakes, cold skimmed milk, glass apple & ginger juice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. rockandroller1 May 15, 2012 06:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Today I had 3 mini-muffins I baked last night (ok, from a mix, but it was Hodgson Mills' organic!), they were blueberry with flaxseed. They were *just* this side of being edible and not like eating sawdust. I made them for my toddler's lunches but I'm not sure he's going to want them unless I cut them in half and slather them with butter and jam. Hmm, now there's an idea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cstout May 15, 2012 06:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hodgson Mills - been eyeing those for quite some time, along with some other healthy mixes & you just pushed me back off the fence. I have never had luck with any of the boxed mixes, but the buzz word is "organic" & I think, "well maybe this time it will taste good." Hate to say it, but you saved me a few bucks, so sorry you were the guinea pig in this.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maybe you could find a mix of some sort on or ask a fellow chowhound to contribute theirs & then you could have something good to mix up quickly for you & the little one. Good luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. huiray May 15, 2012 05:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nong Shim Spicy Shrimp Bowl Noodle Soup. Trying this version for the first time, it wasn't very good to me. I won't be buying this one again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mamachef May 15, 2012 07:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, I've tried those, Huiray. The spicy chicken isn't bad, but then again it's not good. (Perhaps I need to raise the bar - things in my life tend to follow that pattern... : )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anyhoo, speaking of the noodles, texturally they're not bad at all. It's my go-to if I have absolutely no other alternative - like, my car's blocked by 2 garbage trucks at the 7-11 and I have only 20 minutes for lunch. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      huiray May 15, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Heh. I hear ya.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As far as those various Nong Shim Bowls go, I actually kind-of like the classic kimchi version - but boy, what a salt bomb it is if one uses the whole seasoning packet. (But it's baaad salty tasty when one is in the mood!!)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inaplasticcup May 15, 2012 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I like the kimchi bowl, too. But I don't add the whole packet. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        huiray May 18, 2012 08:49 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I tried the spicy chicken bowl today for b'fast. Not bad. Better than the spicy shrimp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. scubadoo97 May 15, 2012 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      along with daily French pressed coffee, I had a broken fried egg rolled into a cone on a half of a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato and avocado.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. jadec May 15, 2012 03:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coffee, toast with Nutella, Morningstar sausage patty

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sandylc May 14, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is a GREAT thread!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. mamachef May 14, 2012 02:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Due to an attack of insomnia, I'm eating First Breakfast of the day, consisting of some warm milk with honey and a wheat tortilla with sharp cheddar. When I hopefully sleep that off, I have plans w/ a girlfriend to go get green chile and pepper Jack omelettes w/ a side of Chorizo. Add a big fresh OJ for me and probably some coffee, and that should definitely do till dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cstout May 14, 2012 07:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mamachef, glad I saw you here. Wanted to thank you for telling me how to bake a potato- rub all over with olive oil & then rub sea salt on & bake in oven. I had one cold one left over, sliced it very thin, browned it in a hot skillet with a little olive oil & then added soft scrambled eggs & chopped green onion for breakfast. Oh yes, I left the skin on, most delicious. Did not know baking this way would make such a difference in taste, but it sure does.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think someone else mentioned this to me also & I thank both of you!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 14, 2012 09:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You're more than welcome, c. You know that's how we do it here. :: )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Breakfast sounds great. Another goodie is to make 4 large ones extra, and the next morning dice them into 1" cubes., put in large bowl, and toss with diced red onions, crumbled feta, halved cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives. Salt and pepper to taste, and dress with good olive oil and the vinegar of your choice. -- if you like oregano, toss in a T. or so of fresh minced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It's the skins left on that makes this salad, but do be really careful about adding, because the Feta is salty too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              calmossimo May 14, 2012 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Today, leftover chocolate chip banana bread and English breakfast tea. Twas a lazy Sunday morning and unfortunately was not able to visit my mama, as she lives a 5-hour drive away and I had to work this weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For tomorrow -- I do have some Liberte yogurt in the fridge that needs eating, although I'm not usually a weekday breakfast person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. scubadoo97 May 13, 2012 09:36 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For Mother's day brunch I made my wife a mushroom and corn frittata, scented with thyme and flavored with Gruyere and Jarlsberg cheese. A side of fresh sliced tomatoes and lightly cooked snowpeas

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  linguafood May 13, 2012 10:19 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wow! Lucky wife, scuba :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. huiray May 13, 2012 07:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pork hock - stewed/braised w/ bamboo shoots, very generous amount of sliced fresh ginger, star anise, preserved wet bean curd in rice wine (fu yee), a few bay leaves, sea salt, soy sauce, rice vinegar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Served over boiled/steamed white rice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    magiesmom May 12, 2012 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oatmeal pancakes with yogurt and mango/rhubarb sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pie22 May 13, 2012 11:23 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      what exactly is an oatmeal pancake? do you add oats to batter or are they the base?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. linguafood May 12, 2012 12:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2.5 strips of Kunzler's thick-sliced bacon & two fried eggs. Salty grease is the way to go @casa lingua.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. biondanonima May 12, 2012 12:21 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A fat pile of lox on a slice of deutsches Vollkornbrot with herbed cream cheese, mustard and capers, plus a bowl of blueberries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. huiray May 12, 2012 05:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fried rice with sliced [but unsmashed] garlic, sliced chicken [premarinated in sesame oil & light soy sauce], celery [destringed & cut on the bias] and Thai basil [loads; trimmed, tender stems included].

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc May 12, 2012 10:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That sounds yum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. EWSflash May 11, 2012 08:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            i RELENTED AND HAD A DAMN BISCUIT AND GRAVY (sorry about the caps lock). And a sausage that I dragged through the gravy. It was so good- hadn't had that in the better part of a year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jmcarthur8 May 12, 2012 11:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I also had a Damn Biscuit. With sausage and tomato gravy, cheese eggs and some banana/strawberry mix, while working at our Master Gardener annual plant sale this morning. Then had a sausage-cheese egg biscuit for lunch that they had made up with the leftovers from breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One of our MGs makes the absolute best tomato gravy and his scrambled eggs/ cheese eggs are the most delicious and the most perfect texture of any I have ever eaten. I told his wife I'd marry him for his eggs, that's how good they are.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Some things you just don't make at home when you know someone who does it perfectly. He did tell me that the tomato gravy is canned tomatoes added to his regular (homemade) sausage gravy. When he was telling me how to make it, I told him no, I only want to eat his, I don't want to make my own because it would never be as good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One great thing about gardeners is that so many of them are also talented cooks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cstout May 15, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sausage & tomato gravy, now you go right back to back to that man & tell him you have reconsidered & you can not possibly live without that tomato gravy reciipe any longer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have been searching for years for that elusive lavor in tomato gravy & whenever I hear someone speaking about it, I go crazy. Please, please get the recipe!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jmcarthur8 May 15, 2012 06:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Hanging head in shame) Yes, ma'am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I will report back when I have the recipe!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. gaffk May 11, 2012 05:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fried egg and white American on a fresh croissant. Bowl of mixed fruit (pineapple, canteloupe, grapes . . . yes I pay extra for others to prep my fruit . . . . hang my head in shame :(

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cstout May 11, 2012 10:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Big salad, with Romaine lettuce, mushrooms, anchovy paste, tomatoes & Newman's Own creamy Ceasar dressing & 2 cups of coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  circustance May 11, 2012 09:03 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/3 of a warmed Costco rotisserie chicken

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. huiray May 11, 2012 07:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yong Tau Foo, poached in chicken broth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chinese Okra & Shanghai Choy Sum in the broth after poaching the YTF.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kokita Sambal Bangkok.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. scubadoo97 May 10, 2012 06:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      this morning we had an omelet with sliced and browned baby crimini mushrooms and left over roasted brussels sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Caroline1 May 9, 2012 06:06 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From scratch buttermilk drop biscuits with unsalted butter, strawberry jam and a steaming mug of espresso! I ate 'em all. I have no shame .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          inaplasticcup May 10, 2012 03:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That sounds like a perfect breakfast. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jujuthomas May 10, 2012 06:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sounds delightful. I love strawberry jam on hot biscuits!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            kaleokahu May 9, 2012 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Curried chicken portobello mushroom hash with baby peas under two poached eggs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              jujuthomas May 9, 2012 08:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              coffee and a baked oatmeal square containing peaches, bananas and raspberries, with just a little maple syrup on top. tasty and quick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have some little flatbreads, this weekend I'm going to make breakfast pizzas.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cstout May 9, 2012 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did you make the flatbreads? What is going to be on your breakfast pizza?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jujuthomas May 10, 2012 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the flatbreads are by La Tortilla factory - low fat, high fiber (2 points if you're on weight watchers, which I am). I haven't tried these before, I think they're new.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I'm still debating about the ingredients for my pizza, I found a new soy cheese this week, so that will definately be on there. I'm partial to scrambled eggs and sausage on my breakfast pizza... or bacon. very tempted by someones pizza upthread where they cracked the eggs right on top. I've never tried that. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. scubadoo97 May 9, 2012 08:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                an old childhood favorite. Pita bread with munster cheese toasted in the toaster oven until the cheese melts and the bread is crackly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  inaplasticcup May 10, 2012 03:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Simple and delicious, scuba! I like using pita as a quick pizza crust, too. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. JenJeninCT May 9, 2012 08:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The other half of the red pepper jelly, cheddar and granny smith apple panino I had for lunch yesterday- yummy and a nice a change from my Oikos key lime greek yogurt and Back to Nature oat graham cracker rut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. huiray May 9, 2012 07:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leftover home-made Hot & Sour Soup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leftover chicken thigh meat (deboned, sliced-up) stir-fried in rendered chicken fat and chopped Chinese celery; with boiled Basmati rice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (and fried chicken skin - from the thighs - fried separately in the chicken fat; chomped on delightedly)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Blueberry Yogurt "Buttermilk" Pancakes so named because I use yogurt, a staple in my fridge, to tenderize the batter in lieu of buttermilk, which is not a staple in my fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I hope y'all are having a lovely Friday so far. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miri1 May 4, 2012 11:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Two mini chocolate chip cookies, a couple of Entenmanns devils food popems, and a bug cup of Diet Vernor's ginger soda over ice. I promised myself that I would do better tomorrow! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Caroline1 May 9, 2012 06:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I've recently added powdered buttermilk to my pantry. Love it!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          gilintx May 3, 2012 08:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anson Mills oatmeal with milk and sugar. Wheat toast with raspberry preserves. Whole foods coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. inaplasticcup May 3, 2012 07:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A redux of last night's Red Wine & Balsamic Braised Short Ribs W. Polenta dinner care of The Man, minus the short ribs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A sunny side up egg served over some the the leftover polenta, revived with a little milk and a few minutes on the stove, as well as the rich braising liquid, also warmed up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Topped with some fresh thyme and grated parmesan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Happy Thursday, all. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beach Chick May 3, 2012 08:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh my...saliva increased 100X with those pics..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AnneMarieDear May 2, 2012 10:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Leftover tuna and noodle casserole. You asked. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MonMauler May 2, 2012 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I usually only do either breakfast or lunch, not both. Today, it was breakfast: a corned beef sandwich on rye with some spicy brown mustard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was supposed to be lunch yesterday, but I forgot it. Since I also skipped dinner yesterday, I absolutely needed breakfast. Just pulled it out of the fridge, and ... divine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. huiray May 2, 2012 09:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leftover rice cooked/boiled w/ cardamom pods, dried basil, whole (shelled) raw pistachio nuts, whole black peppercorns, bay leaves, sea salt, olive oil...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with freshly scrambled eggs a la huiray (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5799...).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plus leftover chicken thighs (chopped up) and chiffonaded cabbage soup (w/ smashed fresh garlic too), fresh cabbage added and simmered...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cacruden May 1, 2012 09:10 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ginger Chicken

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Beach Chick May 3, 2012 08:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am totally digging how you roll...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I know, right? That sounds sooo good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. John E. Apr 30, 2012 05:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Today I had a muffin and a banana. I usually have some combination of a banana, yogurt, and a muffin, meaning I eat two out of the three depending on the ripeness of the bananas on hand, the variety of muffins on hand, and the flavor of yogurt on hand. It really sounds more complicated than it is. I can almost always make these decisions in under ten minutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miri1 May 1, 2012 08:24 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A handful if dry Kix cereal and a cup of diet coke over ice. Waited till lunch and had half a tuna melt with more diet coke over ice. And a sliver of marble cake.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I totally believe that's, like, a 2 second decision that takes way longer to type than it does to make. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sandylc Apr 30, 2012 04:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Poached egg, whole wheat English muffin, avocado, cheese, tomato. Hot black tea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            barb2007 Apr 30, 2012 06:27 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chocolate Royale Slim-Fast shake, black coffee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. RUK Apr 30, 2012 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              100% whole grain 5 Grain Cereal, added Cranberries and Milk. Nuked 3 minutes! That should keep me going to noon time! :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cacruden Apr 29, 2012 09:25 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A little surprised that I see no fried bologna breakfasts on here :p I guess not a single Newfie on chowhound :o

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  huiray Apr 30, 2012 05:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The last time I used the term "Newfie" on a forum, years ago, the resident "expert" on that forum who happened to be from (and living in) St John's, NL, got VERY VERY upset and raked me over the coals, upbraiding me for casting such evil slurs upon folks by calling them dogs. Whoa. Touchy he was. I guess you must have privileges so that you can use that term? :-P :-D Or CH is not so "sensitive" which is all to the good. :-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cacruden Apr 30, 2012 05:34 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have proud newfie family members ;o Never heard of it being a slur, but maybe mainlander influence has created a mutant form of newfoundlander that is gone over the deep end of being all "PC" where it is not considered inclusive enough since you cannot become one by moving there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. RealMenJulienne Apr 29, 2012 09:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wanted to make a SPAM sandwich, but was foiled by lack of both bread and SPAM. Had to settle for Korean knock-off SPAM, fried up with some yellow mustard and eaten with knife and fork.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    inaplasticcup May 4, 2012 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What is this Korean knock off SPAM of which you speak, RMJ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      RealMenJulienne May 12, 2012 10:33 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sorry, the label only has Korean writing on it so I don't know what it is. Compared to SPAM it's half the size and twice as salty.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cacruden Apr 29, 2012 08:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Today, I ate a very popular dish here (Neua = Beef; Gai = Chicken; Mu - Pork; Gung = Shrimp):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pat Grapow Neua Sai Kai Daow (Stir Fried Beef and Holy Basil [with chilies]) [Pat = Stir-Fried, Grapow = Holy Basil)..... it is a very simple dish but one I very much like. Most Thais will order "Sai Kai Daow" which means with a fried egg.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      inaplasticcup May 3, 2012 07:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Really enjoying the lessons in Thai. Keep 'em coming! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        linguafood May 4, 2012 10:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That looks absolutely fantastic. I'd like to live where you do!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          scubadoo97 May 4, 2012 11:52 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yeah, I feel the same way from a culinary point of view. I'm too much a Fla boy but it is a culinary waste land at times.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lunchslut Apr 29, 2012 07:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TwoScottish oatcakes with butter and raspberry jam and a large mug of coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. huiray Apr 29, 2012 07:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Smoked kielbasa simmered w/ sauerkraut (both from my German butcher) and potatoes, with a couple of bay leaves, sprinkling of sea salt and a decent splash of fermented rice wine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. mattstolz Apr 29, 2012 06:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            general tsos, chicken and artichoke flatbread, and a turkey reuben. plus a mini cupcake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            was a food festival in our town today... so a small tapas sampler from several places replaced a real breakfast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              michelley Apr 29, 2012 06:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Haven't read the thread yet, but we had pho.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MrsBridges Apr 29, 2012 04:20 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chobani plain yogurt with Cascadia Farms Oats and Honey granola and sweetened with a big of wildflower honey. After church we went to a French bakery (Josef's in St. Clair Shores, MI) and I had a cheese Danish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. iluvcookies Apr 29, 2012 04:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Today DH and I went to Chinatown, so breakfast was roast pork over rice and a coconut bun (gai may bao). Topped off with "bakery coffee".

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    amazinc Apr 29, 2012 12:56 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A recent visit to my Dr. scared the BeJesus out of me, so I'm now into a "health" breakfast that is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    so boring I could cry. 6 oz. Almond milk; 2 oz Fage 2% yoghurt; 1 1/2 c some kind of berry (lately has been strawberries that I picked) ; and 1/4 C. protein powder all powered in a blender to make (I hate this word) a "Smoothie". Ick and sob. I WANT a "mexican breakfast of Migas, peppers, bacon, hash browns; a flour tortilla the size of a semi's hubcap, 11 cups of strong coffee with splenda and crema and a soft-serve ice cream. Please, someone, come to my aid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MonMauler Apr 29, 2012 11:50 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Sunday, around noon, while laying around, watching movies, still in my robe, I decided to go with a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I toasted a sandwich bun, fried up some thick slices of bacon, fried the egg over easy in the bacon fat. Put it all between the toasted bun with a slice of provolone, a couple shakes of Franks, and it was a delicious meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I love egg sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. jmcarthur8 Apr 29, 2012 10:46 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday breakfast: a 3 egg (from the farmer's market) omelet with mushrooms, red pepper, white american cheese and shredded colby. Sourdough (from the farmer's market) toast. Turkey bacon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Homemade pear jam. OJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Then four hours in the garden finishing up building the last raised bed and planting it full of tomato plants for canning later in the summer. Hopefully I burned off all those breakfast calories!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The nice thing about sending hubby to the Saturday morning farmer's market is that he just gets whatever looks good and doesn't worry about the cost. I am not a good impulse shopper, so he gets better goodies than I do!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 Apr 29, 2012 11:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have a huge box of Bisquick that I'm trying to use up so I had 2 pancakes with a little maple syrup. Inwasntvfeeling well Frday night r yesterday so two were enough. And they just hit the spot. Oh, and several cups of diet Pepsi on ice!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. smaki Apr 29, 2012 06:55 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A small six ounce glass of vegetable juice, tall glass of water, cup of hot black tea, vitamin, one aspirin, fried red potato smoked salmon hash, and a home-made breakfast burrito.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Salmon hash includes: one medium red potato cut in pieces steamed then browned in bacon grease. Add an equal part of smoked salmon with skin removed cut in chunks. Top with generous portion of flavored sour cream made with fine cut fresh chives more tasty by a few drops of Colgin brand liquid Mesquite smoke. I used Daisy-brand sour cream made only with cultured cream that tastes better compared to most others thickened with corn starch, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breakfast burrito made of: two 2" round frozen sausage patties heated then cut up (I rotate various sausage, bacon, ham, ... ), one egg fried in bacon grease (yolk broke mixed into whites flipped sliced in strips), with grated sharp cheddar cheese this time, pinch of kosher less salty while big flakes, bit of fresh ground black pepper, and few spoons of home made salsa. Rolled in a Calidad-brand soft flour taco tortilla warmed by pre-heated cast iron until air expands making tortilla bubbles flexible soft not cooked until crispy (crepe texture this way I get a pack of 30 for $3 at Winco or Grocery Outlet).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Salsa is: canned whole 28oz tomatoes pulsed in a blender with juice to desired chunkiness, chopped Bermuda red onion, habanero hot chili powder, smoky paprika, fresh lime juice, cumin, fresh cilantro because like, touch of vinegar, a little dash of sugar, enough fine cubes of serrano chilies knife-cut small for desired heat, season to taste. I add another layer of flavor with my own grind of 11 hot peppers some smoked dry. Let sit then taste. Add sweet if too hot. Add hot if too sweet. Often best after resting at least 24 hours to mingle. Is best with no added salt as a general rule as find the vegetables will stay fresher longer so seems to keep better without salt. While does not last long here. Taste and tune as mingles if needed. Great addition on all kinds of mexican food, egg dishes, salads, burgers, dogs, and even soups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now making a favorite Mexican meat stew to use up remaining salsa. Slow cooked steamed all day until tender and tasty. For dinner tonight and fast meals this week. Started with several pounds of on sale beef roast trimmed then cut into bite-size pieces. Browned outside in a little bacon grease. Added fine chopped red onion, fresh garlic, local honey, salsa, and one small can chipotle peppers the adobo sauce. Is transforming into bubbly goodness now by a lid-on low simmer. If take lid off would reduce, concentrate, and thicken. If too thick can add a little water to thin. Good alone in a bowl. Very nice over long grain brown rice, noodles, with / on salad, or with potatoes. Thick so more concentrated makes most heavenly beef burritos. Also use other meats like boneless skinless chicken breast, ground beef, and pork loin or even mix meats. Will eat all desire today. Let cool to almost room temp then roll extra stew meat in tortillas then rolled in non-BPA Saran plastic wrap put in non-BPA Ziploc gallon freezer bags. When cook go big to make time later. Frozen burritos with beans or chili also taste great weeks later this way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          About bacon if use. Never heat bacon fat above its 370 degree Fahrenheit. Is bacon fat's smoke point. Where it burns. Staying below that, I cook bacon in the oven set at 330 for 20-35 minutes depending on thickness combined with desired doneness. Drain mine on extra brown paper grocery bags. Can save bacon grease in a pint canning jar in fridge hand washed in hot water with soap between use. I like thick, drained, refrigerated and kept in the fridge to use for the next several days. If crave a BLT sandwich, wrap, or flat bread pizza. Maybe sprinkle a few tasty textured salty bits to top a salad, soup, potato dish, or something. Liquid smoke mentioned above is a great tasting simple to use substitute for bacon flavor in some soups, sauces, dips, and dressings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy your day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. inaplasticcup Apr 29, 2012 05:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Too early for breakfast yet this morning, but yesterday it was pancakes, maple drizzled snausages and some fruit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Happy Sunday, all! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. gaffk Apr 27, 2012 06:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/2 grapefruit; egg and cheese (white American) on 1/2 croissant. Apple juice, ice water, coke and 2 cups of coffee black. I wake up thirsty

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                sandylc Apr 27, 2012 06:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Whole wheat (real, 100%) toast with crunchy peanut butter, an apple-pear-mango-chia smoothie, and an onion-mushroom-tomato-spinach omelet, and hot black tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. kubasd Apr 27, 2012 10:39 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A tomato sandwich!!!! Toasted martin's potato bread, a thick smear of Hellman's mayo, fresh sliced tomatoes from my aero garden (yayyy!!), sea salt, and pepper. And a steaming cup of coffee using my beans from CR. Best breakfast I've had in a while.... so good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MAH Apr 27, 2012 11:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a leftover chocolate chip oatmeal pancake eaten cold, while driving to work with a cup of coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      inaplasticcup Apr 29, 2012 05:22 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That sandwich sounds just so simply delicious. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. inaplasticcup Apr 27, 2012 09:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Man and I had a hotdog each with ketchup, brown mustard, relish, and some extra sulfur-y onions mellowed out in a 5 minute water bath.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      And coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jhopp217 Apr 27, 2012 09:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This would be the best breakfast on this thread....then you wrote ketchup. Ketchup should never be within five feet of a hot dog, haha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cacruden Apr 27, 2012 09:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Definitely not a chicago style dog, but then that was not a chicago style dog (relish not florissant green, no wedge of dill pickle, no pickled sport pepper, no slices of tomato, no celery salt). Hmm, that was not a chicago style dog.....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E. Apr 28, 2012 09:54 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I believe one of the most over-rated foods on this planet are Chicago style hotdogs ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sandylc Apr 28, 2012 10:08 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Or ANY hot dog for that matter. Now I will be ceremoniously tossed from Chowhound.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John E. Apr 28, 2012 08:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You may not enjoy the occasional hotdog but I do. I just believe those that rave about 'Chicago hotdogs' are full of themselves and believe they and their hotdogs are better than others...there, that ought to get me ceremoniously tossed as well. (Even though I did not impugn anyone specifically).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cacruden Apr 28, 2012 08:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No, Chicago Hot Dogs should be all the rage now because of the sad shape the economy is in. Get a cheap hot dog, then try to put as much free stuff on it as possible - and you have got your days rations :p

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    jmcarthur8 Apr 29, 2012 10:40 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Well, John E, I may be full of something, but I don't think I am full of myself because I love Chicago dogs! Individually, I love all the ingredients anyway, and together they make just the perfect dog for my tastes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have to admit, I have never, ever been a chili dog, or chili cheese dog lover because they are just too heavy for me. I like a good hot dog with mustard and relish, or sauerkraut and swiss, but the 'dragged through the garden' dog will always be my favorite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I wonder if being a salad lover has anything to do with it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, and cacruden, you can't do a Chicago dog with a cheap hot dog! A Vienna or Hebrew National brand are all I've ever seen used. The flavor of those two brands is an important part of the dish. Just the thought of putting all those good veggies on a cheap hot dog just sounds icky. No thank you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John E. Apr 29, 2012 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't know if you're full of yourself or not. i do know that I was not referring to anyone specific. I was referring to a few television programs I have seen that focus on hotdogs. There was one such show on PBS a few years ago that I enjoyed except for the people on the program that were 'full of themself' about Chicago hotdogs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        huiray Apr 29, 2012 07:08 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So direct your comments to those people - not to the Chicago Dog itself, which is a wonderful food item. You are excused from from consuming one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. Apr 29, 2012 07:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Actually, the Chicago dog is an inantimate object so it does not feel bad that it is so over-rated ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (I have seen posts about Chicago dogs on Chowhound that had the same point as what I have seen on television).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cacruden Apr 29, 2012 08:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You have seen other peoples "opinions" but have you eaten one?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John E. Apr 29, 2012 08:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My opinion really has little to do with the actual Chicago Hotdog but with the over-the-top raving about Chicago Hotdogs. No food could live up to what is generally said about them. I really did not intend for my snarky, off-hand comment to generate much controversy, I just happen to believe they are over-rated, so much so that they could never live up to their billing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jmcarthur8 Apr 29, 2012 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I never knew a hot dog could be an item of controversy! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John E, maybe you had one that wasn't made correctly? Or you just don't like the ingredients?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Of course, I realize you weren't directing your comments at me! But having lived in the Atlanta metro area for 10 years now, I really do miss my Chicago food. I have to admit, I rave about Italian Beef, too!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John E. Apr 29, 2012 08:51 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As long as I'm at it, there is no pizza more over-rated than New York pizza unless it is Chicago deep-dish pizza ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If I ever make it to Atlanta I will make a stop at The Varsity (which also may be over-rated) and if I get to Macon I'll make a stop at Nu-Way.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cacruden Apr 29, 2012 09:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not sure I have eaten pizza in NY, I did have a craving for a Chicago style pizza last year (first time in 10 years) -- but Chicago style pizza is not that popular outside of Chicago area. I actually prefer a thin crust "italian style" pizza - fairly simple. One of my favourites is made with Cabrese Salami, mushrooms, some cheese (pizza is not cut - because they don't do that at this place because it is not american pizza).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John E. Apr 29, 2012 09:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That pizza looks really good. I hope you are not bothered by my recent posts. While I am a little annoyed by the raving, I am mostly being facetious with my comments here. I have been to Chicago a couple of times but if I ever get there again I will make an attempt to get to Pizzeria Uno. I was in college the last time I was in Chicago and back then the only real destination was the Billy Goat Tavern.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cacruden Apr 29, 2012 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It would be hypocritical for me to be annoyed since I often annoy people with my writing style without even knowing it :o Of course I am not from Chicago - so I would not take it personally (lived in Chicago for 6 months, and "out of Chicago" for 3 years)..... Now if you insulted Toronto Hot Dogs, or Toronto pizza - that might be a different story :o Or worse yet, if you insult Thai food - you would be dead to me :o

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jmcarthur8 Apr 30, 2012 12:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oh, John, don't even bother with the Varsity. Unless you've been born and raised in the Atlanta area, this is the not a good example of yummy hot dogs. The Varsity is all about the nostalgia, not about flavor or taste.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  However, the grilled pimento cheese sandwiches are worth the trip!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    John E. Apr 30, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm not surprised to hear your comments about the Varsity. There are a few places in Minnesota that attract people because of nostalgia rather than good food.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sandylc Apr 30, 2012 04:35 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi, fellow Minnesotan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. Apr 30, 2012 05:11 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There are a few of us roaming these threads. I'm sure you could come up with a couple of restaurants that qualify to my above posts, but then again the mods probably would frown on a thread going so far astray. (The place I was subtly referring to in the above post specializes in breakfast, particularly big caramel rolls to the travelers on I-35 driving to Duluth).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mamachef May 14, 2012 02:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How about the Lexington in St. Paul? GREAT regional food and all the nostalgia you could ever hope for. My Grandpa's favorite booth was #5 and if he couldn't get it he'd change the reservation to another night. But oh, that chicken pie, that Walleye, the Prime Rib....nothing fancy, but the food has always been delicious, well-prepared and right to the point.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John E. May 14, 2012 10:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Lexington has been sold 3 times in 5 years and I'm told the food is now close to how good it was in the old days. My original reference was about over-rated foods and over-rated restaurants more recently. I would not put The Lexington into that category anymore.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sandylc May 14, 2012 11:28 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good to hear.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cstout May 14, 2012 07:22 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just curious, why was booth #5 so special to him? Was it the waiter/waitress,view or what? Sorry, I get stuck on trivial things sometime.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mamachef May 14, 2012 08:40 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, goodness, don't be afraid to ask! #5 is sort of "the place everyone wants to be," and my Grandpa was hugely socially concious. He wanted to see who was coming in so that he could get up and schmooze with them at the bar. The rest of the family would wait for him and wait for the food to be served and we could hear his voice, and his laugh, all the way at the table. He was never gone for long; he just loved people. Aw I miss him.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cacruden Apr 29, 2012 07:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They were probably from NY :p

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cacruden Apr 29, 2012 08:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Actually, I was referring to the legend of the origins of the Chicago style dog being a depression era food (which should be appropriate for now), where you could not afford "real meat" so you would get processed hot dog meat and then top it with whatever is available (except ketchup). Nowadays - hot dogs are no longer cheap and the quality of them is likely considerably less. I actually like Chicago style dogs, but then I like all the ingredients individually as well. I find the sport pepper to be a little light in heat though so I might replace it with something with a wee bit more kick or add in sriracha sauce which is available on some carts in Toronto :p.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Marusik Apr 27, 2012 08:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hot oatmeal made with old-fashioned oatmeal, wheat germ, oat bran, and sliced almonds; yougurt (greek mixed with peach Activia Fiber); banana. And energy drink:P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Beach Chick Apr 27, 2012 08:24 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I made an extra veggie taco last night with 'crumbles' that are soy based veggie burger crumbled up that are so good and I gussy it up with fresh garlic and had that this morning with radishes, slices of avocado and lots of hot sauce..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Damn, who knew leftover tacos would be so good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. mamachef Apr 27, 2012 08:06 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          More Tylenol, a glass of milk, and a Snickers Bar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perilagu Khan Apr 27, 2012 08:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Are you having a visit from your "special friend"? ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gaffk Apr 27, 2012 11:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sounds more like a visit from the spirits . . . perfect hangover breakfast. Two days running now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mamachef May 14, 2012 02:45 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Accompanied by a touch of Irish Flu, yes indeedy, Perilagu!! LOL!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              latindancer Apr 27, 2012 06:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cappuccino, 1/2 papaya and poached egg w/ raisin toast & butter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                jhopp217 Apr 27, 2012 01:02 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yesterday I wasn't feeling well, so breakfast was eaten around lunch time. Avocado Mayo on a baguette with a thick slice of tomato and jalapeno cheddar. And coffee

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Txkitchenrat Apr 26, 2012 08:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Today was just a slather of jiffy smooth peanut butter on half a toasted sesame bagel and most of a pot of strong coffee. Late night before so couldn't work up the energy to actually "make" something!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Caroline1 Apr 26, 2012 04:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Today, for breakfast, I had.... Are you ready for this? And I checked, and so far I am the ONLY one who has had this for breakfast on these boards... I had a BOWL OF RICE KRISPIES WITH A BANANA SLICED ON TOP....!!! Oh ye, of little imagination....!!!! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cacruden Apr 26, 2012 06:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rice crispies are way too expensive here, so it would end up being a bowl of bananas.... Or congee topped with bananas :p

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Caroline1 Apr 26, 2012 10:38 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Poor baby! Where you live, who would even want Rice Krispies when you can just walk out your door and, for the price of Rice Krispies there, have what would be a royal exotic feast here? I've seen your upthread pictures of how you "make do." I'll trade you a box of Rice Krispies for a bowl of Gaeng Juad Wun Sen Moo Sub!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hey! A sweet congee topped with honey glazed fried bananas might be pretty darn good!. Report, please.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cacruden Apr 27, 2012 12:47 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are times (not very often) that I have a craving for western food.... But luckily not that often. I did buy a jug of ocean spray cranberry cocktail once this year ... $10 and once for a small container of Ben and Jerry's $11.... But it is offset (and then some) by the cost of my Thai food .... I think if I were to buy cereal it would be Frosted Flakes....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caroline1 Apr 27, 2012 01:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When I lived overseas the first time, my only western craving was for glazed donuts. It lasted at least two years, but once I got back to the States, I never even thought about them. The second time it was for a McDonald's original hamburger and didn't hit until a few weeks before we returned. First full day home I went to a McD's drive through and bought a bag of one dozen basic hamburgers -- the ones with the teensy weensy diced onions in them -- and went home and put them in the freezer. SECURITY BLANKET!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. jmcarthur8 Apr 26, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Today, I had a whole wheat english muffin with a runny fried egg and white american cheese. I love to mop up the yolk that squirts out the back end when I take the first bite. I've learned to hold it from the side until the squirt happens, else I have to lick all the yolk off my hand before I can go any further.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OJ mixed half and half with water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hot decaf black tea. ( I know, what's the point with no caffeine, you say. Imagine drinking several Red Bulls first thing in the morning. That's what one cup of regular tea or coffee does to me.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yesterday was oatmeal with currants, mixed golden raisins, sugar and almond milk. And OJ/water. DH made me a cup of Gunpowder tea. I ended up with the shakes an hour later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This has been a very entertaining thread. It's so interesting to see all the different types of things that CHers have for breakfast. Other than lots and lots of coffee, there's not really a standard breakfast for all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. mamachef Apr 25, 2012 06:59 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leftover Pad Thai, fried and topped with a medium fried egg, and a diet Pepsi over crushed ice, and two tylenol.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 Apr 25, 2012 06:59 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Diet cherry Pepsi over ice. And I ate the ice, too. Nothing else till about 1pm when I scrounged up half a carton of cottage cheese and a can of fruit cocktail. Maybe tomorrow I will do better.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            mamachef Apr 26, 2012 10:17 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brekkie of champions, darling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. deet13 Apr 25, 2012 12:58 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A prairie oyster w/a cheap cigar. The tobacco keeps me regular, and the gin keeps me from being too sober...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Like my grandpa said, "Being regular and a bit unsober is a damn good way to go through the day..."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perilagu Khan Apr 25, 2012 07:07 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "A prairie oyster w/a cheap cigar."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Haw haw! My late and much lamented ol' Uncle Clarence would approve.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John E. Apr 25, 2012 08:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I had an uncle who used to feel sorry for teetotalers. He said that when they got up in the morning that was as good as they were going to feel all day and not have anything to look forward to ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cacruden Apr 24, 2012 10:49 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Today breakfast was....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stir Fried Kale and Pork with Chilies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fruit: Pineapple and Watermelon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Caroline1 Apr 24, 2012 10:32 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Today I had a Spanish tortilla. No! Wait! It was a fritatata. ermmmm... No. It was a crustless quiche. Well, whatever it was, in an 8" skillet, I first sauteed some onions doused with kosher salt in a tsp of olive oil, when they were sweated, I added some chopped red bell pepper, some chopped zucchini, and some chopped tomatoes (wishing I had some eggplant too) and seasoned again, then covered the pan and let them condense slowly to a rich pulpy veggie bed. Then I spread a loose layer of grated cheddar and grated mozzarella. Poured in enough well shaken Egg Beaters to fill the pan about 3/4 full. Put the lid back on it, reduced the heat to a low simmer and let it do its thing for about 23 minutes when it was well set. Turned it out onto a plate, cut myself a big piece and toasted some Oroweat Oat Nut bread to go with it. It was really good! And I have half left for lunch or whenever. And now I need to add more tomatoes and some eggplant to my menu. I feel a ratatouille coming on! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  kubasd Apr 24, 2012 07:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Funny that you mention ratatouille.... I have been craving it for the past couple days! I was reading your description of your "egg creation of Spanish inspiration with possible Italian influence" and thinking ratatouille. Then a friend of mine on Facebook posted that they were watching the movie "Ratatouille." That settles it... ratatouille for dinner tomorrow night. btw, your "egg creation" sounds delicious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    inaplasticcup Apr 25, 2012 06:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Well that tortilla/frittata thingy sounds super tasty, specially with the cheeeeeese...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. inaplasticcup Apr 24, 2012 07:42 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Breakfast for me was the last of the masa ebelskivers to be made of the batter left from the weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For The Man, this rustic 2-egg omelette, cooked in bacon fat, and filled with tomato, shallot, spinach and arugula sauteed with rendered bacon, served on a bed of raw spinach and arugula, and topped with fresh tomatoes lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and drizzled with our specially nutty finishing olive oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Tuesday, all! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cacruden Apr 24, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Looks delicious, but I am more of a cheese and mushroom omelette type person (with other chopped veggies mixed in).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I also like it served with a tomato chili relish (homemade)... made with the following ingredients...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4 cups tomatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 onions, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 sweet red bell peppers, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 celery stalk, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hot red chilies, diced, to taste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3/4 cup sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 teaspoon ground cloves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 teaspoon ground allspice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 tablespoon salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1 cup vinegar

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inaplasticcup Apr 25, 2012 06:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That relish sounds delicious. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cacruden Apr 23, 2012 07:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Should have had my latte before going out for food because I was hungry and bought too much for breakfast. Ended up buying two things, one which I often walked past but never ordered:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First dish was likely called Khao Naa Mu (I made a similar dish but with duck), it is "Steamed Rice with Pork". What you see in the container is rice, pork which was boiled in a soup broth to cook, kale and pickled cabbage from the soup. The little dishes to the side have additional condiments to flavour the dish as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The second dish is "Gaeng Juad Wun Sen Moo Sub" which is basically glass noodle soup with soft tofu and pork.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I created my own all you can eat buffet....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inaplasticcup May 3, 2012 07:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I always have breakfast envy when I see your posts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. scubadoo97 Apr 23, 2012 09:51 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Today's breakfast was a hand full of campari tomatoes diced up and tossed in a pan with some EVOO, hot Spanish pinmenton and a little salt to reduce a bit. Then poured in a good glug of EggBeaters and a handful of chopped parsley. Let it set for a bit then into the toaster oven on the upper level to brown and cook the top. Served on a tortilla. A tortilla on a tortilla

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miri1 Apr 23, 2012 10:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Diet Mountain Dew over ice and a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie. Eyeing the container of cookies and thinking I deserve another!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caroline1 Apr 23, 2012 01:18 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That's not a tortilla on a tortilla, scubadoo. It's a new kind of quesadilla!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              scubadoo97 Apr 23, 2012 05:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "It's a new kind of quesadilla!" No cheese but darn tasty

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              inaplasticcup Apr 24, 2012 06:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Those campari tomatoes are so sweet, and I like how you saute them before adding the egg in. What a great breakfast burrito!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cgarner Apr 23, 2012 09:41 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              steel cut oats, drizzled with some real maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon, topped with toasted pecans (yum!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 07:12 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yesterday and today, we had masa ebelskivers with coconut maple syrup. One batch of batter makes a lot of them, so it's nice that it keeps for a while in the fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good morning, all! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline1 Apr 23, 2012 01:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Oooh! Ooooh! Ooooh! Where's MINE...?????

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 01:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Come on over! I still got batter! :D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John E. Apr 23, 2012 01:57 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Do you have a recipe for the masa Æbleskivers? Or do you just substitute masa for AP flour? I have a recipe that calls for jam or cooked apples as a filling but I have yet to try out the pan I bought a while back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 02:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hey, John!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Here's the recipe. This one is a no-filling one, and I subbed just about half with Maseca, which is a finer, more processed masa harina. What they call "instant" masa, I think. I just happened to use milk + lemon juice because I had no buttermilk on hand, but if you do, I'm sure buttermilk would work just great! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MASA EBELSKIVERS W. COCONUT MAPLE SYRUP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For the ebelskivers...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 2 eggs, separated into whites and yolks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1 cup All Purpose flour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 3/4 cups Maseca (or other instant corn masa mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 2 teaspoons baking powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1.5 Tablespoons sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - additional butter for frying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1+2/3 Cups whole milk mixed with 1.5 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (this curdle the milk a bit - not to worry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For the Coconut Maple Syrup...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1.5 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        - 1/4 Cup coconut cream (just the solids that rise to the top - not the milk, which is the solids and liquid mixed together)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1) Into a large mixing bowl, sift the AP flour, masa, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2) In a separate clean and completely dry glass or metal mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on medium until the whites hold a stiff peak and set aside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3) Melt the butter and add to the flour mixture, along with the milk/lemon juice, and using the electric mixer, mix all the wet and dry pancake ingredients except the egg whites together until smooth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4) Add the egg whites to the batter and gently fold them in until they're completely incorporated. Gently folding is really like stirring done slowly, one rotation at a time, with a sort of lifting motion at the end of each rotation that aerates the mixture and keeps it light and fluffy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5) Set the batter aside while you make the syrup. I find that ebelskiver batter, as do most pancake and crepe batters, benefits from a little resting period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6) In a small saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients and bring to very slow and gentle boil over medium heat. Once it reaches that boil, let it continue boiling at that heat for 30 seconds or so, stirring gently to incorporate all ingredients and to ensure that the salt has melted. And that's it! Cut the heat and set it aside to drizzle over your ebelskivers when they're done.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7) Put a tiny dollop (about a centimeter cubed) into each ebelskiver pan well and place the pan over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add enough batter to come almost completely up the side of the well - this is about 2 Tablespoons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8) When the sides start to bubble and brown, flip each ebelskiver with a couple of skewers or chopsticks or spoon ends or whatever you have that functions that way. And try to remember to flip them in the order in which you filled them! (It's like playing that takoyaki making video game - can't remember the name of it at the moment...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9) When both sides are cooked to a lovely golden brown and the ebelskiver just momentarily gives to a gentle press with your finger, they are ready to turn out of the pan, drizzle or dip with/in syrup, and enjoy! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    scubadoo97 Apr 23, 2012 05:54 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lovely. They look really delicate

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      inaplasticcup Apr 24, 2012 06:05 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks, scuba! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cstout May 2, 2012 10:14 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Would you please share your recipe for ebelskivers? Never have tried them, although I have one of those pans...are they hard to make??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John E. May 2, 2012 02:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I asked the same question three weeks ago. The response is just a couple posts above this one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cacruden Apr 22, 2012 09:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Today I was hungry and forgot it was Monday (holiday for most street food vendors on my street) - went out to my street and ordered one of the first things I saw. Deep Fried Chicken with a spicy chili (Isan) sauce.... hesitated because I was disappointed and surprised.... they only had Chicken Breasts.... I guess all the good pieces of chicken were already bought :o I then turned the corner and walked a little.... should have waited.... but picked up a young coconut cracked open for drinking the coconut water....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 07:16 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I would have held out for the dark meat, too. But fresh coconut water always hits the spot! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Toreii Apr 22, 2012 09:37 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Large mug with 2 packs mexican hot cocoa, teaspoon of instant coffee and filtered water. Nuke for 3 min and pour into a travel mug as I walk out the door. We had early mass and no time for any real food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. John E. Apr 22, 2012 08:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Buckwheat crepes with a. strawberries b. raspberries c. Nutella d. Nutella and peanut butter. All had a dollop of whipped cream. For dessert we had rhubarb cake ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. EWSflash Apr 22, 2012 07:16 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dim sum. It was marvelous

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Caroline1 Apr 22, 2012 07:23 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'll trade you some huevos rancheros for some dim sum! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Perilagu Khan Apr 23, 2012 07:35 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                And you'd both come out the better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. kubasd Apr 22, 2012 04:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Coffee - hot and dark as the weather dictated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Edamame with my spicy garlic-ginger dipping sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yummm :) kept me full til dinner at 6. (helped by my over sleeping til 11)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Perilagu Khan Apr 22, 2012 03:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gawd, y'all are so virtuous it makes me want to hack up a load o' guam!


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline1 Apr 22, 2012 04:05 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sort of makes me wonder if all of the food lovers are avoiding this thread like the plague. Or lying? '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To make your heart sing, for breakfast this morning I had huevos rancheros from scratch *except the tortillas), with refried beans (from scratch) and grilled avacado! DEEEElicious!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cacruden Apr 22, 2012 06:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LIkely only people that eat something interesting.... are going to post on the thread -- and a lot of people just typically skip breakfast except for a coffee. A lot of times I don't eat anything special for breakfast, just what is available on my street (usually lazy in the morning) - so it would be Papaya Salad, or a Thai Stir Fry, or Yam Wun Sen (Glass Noodle Seafood Salad). Although I do like the Thai style breakfast a sort of Fish congee - which I will add Nam Prik ... fish sauce and chilies.... It is not on my street.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When I lived in Toronto - if I had breakfast it would usually be a BLT bagel (butter - not mayo), when in London UK I would sometimes eat bacon on a bun with brown sauce (I do like brown sauce), in Costa Rica .... I absolutely loved the simple dish of black beans and rice (never made it though).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kubasd Apr 22, 2012 08:42 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gallo pinto!! My favorite breakfast food!! I've tried to make it sooo many times, but I have't managed to get the flavors quite right

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cacruden Apr 22, 2012 09:14 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        what are the basic ingredients - it looks so simple but I figured it was not as simple as just black beans and rice so I never tried to make it (especially since I did not know the name :).... which means it has been 15 years since I have eaten it .... but remember it well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          kubasd Apr 23, 2012 04:44 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From what I could understand, one of the keys is making it with leftover black beans and leftover rice from the previous days casados. Chop up white onion and red bell pepper (or green depending where in CR you are) and fry them in quite a bit of oil/lard. Add in cumin, coriander, stir til fragrant. Add in rice and black beans (with some of their liquid) and cook til all warm and incorporated. Serve with salsa lizano and hot chili sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm not sure of the spices.... they most likely add some more. Also, salsa lizano might be added into the mixture as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beyond that.... anyone who knows more... help, please! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EWSflash Apr 22, 2012 07:15 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My hero! That's truly the breakfast of champions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Apr 23, 2012 09:11 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      if these are virtuous breakfasts, what exactly does an unvirtuous one look like??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Perilagu Khan Apr 23, 2012 09:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Unvirtuous does not include organic meusli, nut cutlets, sprouted this and sprouted that, yogurt, fresh fruit and smoothies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It does include bacon, sausage, eggs (preferably fried or scrambled), biscuits, gravy, burritos, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I think you get my drift!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mattstolz Apr 23, 2012 04:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i guess ive noticed the "coffee and a cigarette" over the muesli mostly. plus 2/3 that ive posted in here so far have been chickfila and tacos, then breakfast pizza... so i might be biased haha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      noodlepoodle Apr 22, 2012 03:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pineapple Chobani 0% yogurt with two slices of buttered whole-grain toast, coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Wtg2Retire Apr 22, 2012 10:48 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coffee and Grapenuts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          inaplasticcup Apr 23, 2012 07:13 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Haven't had Grapenuts in a while. Love that stuff!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          greenergoods Apr 22, 2012 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sprouted chickpeas with evoo ,sea salt, o.j. and coffee. Later for lunch had 2 pieces ezekiel cinn-raisin toast w/ butter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            betsydiver Apr 22, 2012 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            scrambled w/cheese & frank's hot sauce wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla;strawberry, banana and yogurt smoothy, bluberry tea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Perilagu Khan Apr 22, 2012 10:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Biscochitos and hot carfee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Beach Chick Apr 22, 2012 09:20 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Making right now a goat cheese and cherry tomt. frittata with hash browns, veggie sausages for me and DH has regular link sausage with a Pom/blueberry juice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. mattstolz Apr 22, 2012 09:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  oatmeal, chocolate peanut butter protein powder, cocoa, and ground coffee stirred right into it, topped with a good tablespoon (or three) of TJs valencia pb.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    goodhealthgourmet Apr 22, 2012 09:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    aaand we're back to normal again :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mattstolz Apr 22, 2012 02:30 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      who woulda ever thought being OCD would come in handy so well?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. mamachef Apr 22, 2012 07:29 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Woke up starving, and proceeded to snarf 3 eggs scrambled with veggie neufchatel cheese and some smoked salmon, add-ins courtesy of a completely overstuffed bagel that deconstructed beautifully for this purpose. Side of another "everything" bagel with butter and apricot preserves; strong coffee, and tomato juice. Bliss and sustenance for a day at the farmers' market.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sunflwrsdh Apr 21, 2012 02:17 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Banana pancakes with maple syrup

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Querencia Apr 21, 2012 01:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One egg slightly beaten, poured into small skillet, covered with grated sharp Cheddar cheese, and quickly cooked into a mini-omelet which is then folded over twice and stuffed into a toasted 100% whole wheat English muffin, spread while hot with butter and a little Dijon mustard---then a couple of slices of bacon (which I had in refrig already cooked, just had to zap) added in. This makes a terrific breakfast sandwich.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mattstolz Apr 21, 2012 09:07 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sounds almost identical to my lunch! except i think i added a big slice-o-'mater

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. EWSflash Apr 21, 2012 11:43 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Two fried eggs courtesy of a coworker's hens, a big glass of water (out of iced tea) and a handful of roasted pumpkin seeds. now i'm craving some sardines or smoked oysters.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bonefreakchef Apr 21, 2012 10:25 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leftover pizza that my very drunk roommate brought home last night. Actually not bad. Thin crust, wood burning oven, prociutto (I think) and mushrooms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To bad for him he doesn't remember eating any of it - LOL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. mattstolz Apr 21, 2012 10:15 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Breakfast pizza today!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Homemade Honey wheat pizza dough (super thin through the pasta roller)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              thin cut potato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TJ's Goats milk cheddar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              onion, garlic, salt pepper

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              all with a couple eggs cracked over the top and broiled till bubbly and crispy! so good!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                littleflower May 21, 2012 07:19 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Drooling...! Craving that now for tomorrow's breakfast!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                UTgal Apr 21, 2012 10:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Green eggs and ham. My husband got creative with the food coloring. I love his creative side!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Motosport Apr 21, 2012 08:04 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Back in the day when I drove a taxi in Manhattan I'd stop @ Lin's Garden on Bayard St for "dinner" @ 3 AM before ending my shift. I still have fond memories of leftover Lin's Garden Chow Fun for breakfast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Val Apr 21, 2012 06:57 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dark berry concoction of organic wild blueberries, raw cranberries and organic strawberries mixed with some Chobani plain yogurt and ground flaxseed, palmful of walnuts and cup of coffee. Noticed folks eating avocado at breakfast...that's one in my weekly rotation usually a half with a spoonful of salsa where the pit was and just eat it with a spoon out of the skin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Tripeler Apr 21, 2012 01:18 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our typical Saturday breakfast:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      homemade hashbrown potatoes, fried egg, strip of bacon, wheat toast, apple slices and coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        jhopp217 Apr 21, 2012 12:26 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        English Muffin, light schmear of cream cheese, 1/4 of an avocado mashed into it, lightly salted, a slice of red onion, slice of tomato and one chopped leaf of lettuce. And about an eight cup pot of coffee....but I had breakfast at 1:30

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Day before I had a banana and coffee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. mtngirlnv Apr 20, 2012 10:53 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coffee and a five hour.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            superizzy Apr 20, 2012 10:39 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            croissant, some fruit salad, a coffee with 2%. Then 1/2 a blueberry bagel cuz I was still hungry and a bit hungover.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            then fish and chips for lunch

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2012 06:56 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These hangovers seem to be contagious.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cacruden Apr 20, 2012 09:36 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A latte, then a spicy papaya salad with preserved crab and a chicken thigh with spicy dipping sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                inaplasticcup Apr 21, 2012 06:01 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That's my kind of breakfast. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UTgal Apr 21, 2012 10:10 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wow!!! *hungry all over again*

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Organic eggs poached in milk seasoned with Lawry's seasoned salt and a touch of hot Hungarian paprika on buttered crispy toasted Thomas' English muffins with a ladle of poaching liquid over them and topped with butter poached Roma tomatoes with a big mug of espresso.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MarlboroMan Apr 20, 2012 09:04 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nothing. Didn't eat lunch, either. Fasted until dinner, when I made a new recipe - pizza with a cream cheese & egg crust. Quite good. 3 year old loved it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I must be doing something right.. I'm below 220 lbs. for the first time in quite a while!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tomorrow, though, I'll probably have some BBQ before noon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HighHeels Apr 20, 2012 09:12 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Congrats on your progress! Let me know what time the BBQ is :)

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